I’ve tried on numerous costumes, outfits, styles to impress my ego. No matter how much I struggled fitting into a disposition of false proclaim the mirror always projected a different scenario. It took staring down the barrel of a gun, a fractured jaw, an encounter with the police to convince my spirit I was better off on my own. The “Player Manipulative” reverberation devalued more friendships that quickly reversed friendly eyes on me into the statistical category everyone should curve. As much as I dreamed belonging reality foretold events that were delivered on a path meant for me. Learning myself took understanding, valuing and appreciation in growing into a suit tailor-made just for me. I wear it with pride, respect, diligence with all the confidence needed to face any giant….. my life fits me this way.
– C.A. Thomas