I don’t want to do things the way other people do them.

WILD WOMAN of OUTRAGEOUS INDENTITY - Born This WayI don’t want to do things the way other people do them.
I don’t want to fit in just to be loved.
I don’t want to try to so hard to be trusted.
I don’t want to succeed at any cost to my soul.
I just want to be believed, until proven guilty.
I just want to become the me that wants to be me.
I just want to love, even if it means I get hurt.
I just want a chance to experience this life in my way.
Maybe we can find other ways of being true.
Maybe we can stop making sure we aren’t found out.
Maybe we can begin to laugh at everything even more.
Maybe even if it looks grim, we can welcome the future.
If I asked you to dance wild in the woods, would you come?
If I asked you to love me forever, would you try?
If I asked you to have tea with my muse, will you?
If I asked you to believe the impossible, would you?
I would.

Shiloh Sophia
Inspired by my love, Jonathan Lewis, 9/30/15

Painting: Born This Way

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