To the Petty
I do not need your approval these days
I will not dress for you
I will not undress for you
I will not laugh with your taunts
I will not allow your tired desperate eyes to cause my piercing greens to flicker
I will stare through your brand
I will stare through your unkind
I will stare you down these days Petty
I do not need you
And you do not need me
For just as a tiger never loses sleep over a sheep
A sheep asleep never fears a tiger
It knows no tiger
It knows nothing much at all
By Matisse Walkden-Brown
BULLIED CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.
DO NOT GET CONFUSED.
YOU ARE THE TIGER.
DO NOT FALL ASLEEP. EVEN FOR A SECOND.
LET ALONE FOR ETERNITY