Why Can't You

(somewhat inspired by Liz Phair's "Why Can't I")

Why can't you TRY -

just TRY -

to listen, to understand me?

Why can't you

just leave me alone?

Why can't you

let me be myself,

build my own future?

Why can't you

think about what you're

doing to me?

Why can't you

believe me when

I tell you the truth?

Why can't you

acknowledge me without

screaming?

Why can't you

just let me free?