Regardless

If I am judged

If I am punished

If I am dismissed

If I am misunderstood

If I am celebrated

If I am envied

If I am competed with

If I am slandered against

If I am seen

If I am soft

If I am stupid

If I get it

If I surpass

If I intimidate

If I confound

If I confuse

If I’m confused

If I impress

If I delight

If l contradict

If I embarrass

If I’m transparent

If I’m arrogant

If I reproach

If I lamb

If I snake ssss

If I coconut

If I’m crazy

If I’m coo-coo

If I’m weary

If I resist

If I’m easy

If I’m wrong

If I’m wrong — who gives a fuck?

 

I have to live.

Aisha Sasha John, “Regardless” from I have to live. Copyright © 2017 by Aisha Sasha John. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Source: I have to live. (McClelland & Stewart, 2017)