Shortage

It’s easier
to live small

in order to better
insert myself
into tight spaces

in order to ensure
I take only what
is mine and no more

in order to maintain
my indignation when
I feel invisible.

But how is a person
supposed to see me
when I’ve made
myself so small?

I have to,
don’t you see?
Given inches
I’ll take miles
and everything
you have to give.

But first I will
show you things
you never knew
you were capable of
and then I will take them
and run into the large
that has always terrified me

not because it is so big
but because it would easy
to get lost
and take
and take
and never
give anything
away again.
~6/19/14

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