I’m Great

I’ve been loved and betrayed

Called a freak, fattu

Declared selfish

I have been chased by people

I have been experimented upon (yes, imagine that, being someone’s lab rat)

I have been admired and made fool of

I have been rejected

I have been laughed at, made fun of

I have been unheard

I have been let down

And I survived all of that

With a straight, even blank face,

Sometimes with a smile and silence

Sometimes with an act of compassion

Sometimes with a rhyme or a song without music

And today, in this moment

I am still myself, honest to my existence, my god

And it is what makes me me

It makes me great.