You’re such a weird story –
Hurt and frustration,
Light and life – and love.

You parcel out only what you think
others deserve –
based on a score card,
only you see and understand.

You hold your hand close –
so close;
and you lash out.

Why do you feel threatened?

Demand respect;
And offer respect – with generosity.
If that’s what you want.

Honesty will treat you well –
with time and patience.