I’m better safe than sorry,
They tell me I’ve nothing to worry
Though the lips I’ve bitten through
And the pepper spray in my backpack
Would speak otherwise, safety is what I prioritize
The tragedy of a minority
The caffeine in my blood running high with paranoia
As I hide behind walls I built
Brick by brick
Precaution by precaution
Until all I know are empty walls and echoing birdcages
Alone in my high tower of sass and sarcasm
Watching the populace far below, waiting, hoping
Too afraid to use the unlocked stairs
That could take me to them--acceptance and resilience
But I’m better off here, or so I’ve been told
I’m safe here
I’m trapped here

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