I refuse to let your anger
sit in me and fester
and your judgments to cloud
my own truths and self-worth.

Rail all you want against me
but my respect for you was lost
the moment your unhappiness
lashed out at me
in the most small-minded
of ways.

Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

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