I am Independence

I'm dangerous to get close to

and rules

don't apply

to me

now.

My fists

ever clenched

have been restrained

for years

and now

I feel the freedom

of being myself today

and not

that girl

behind the clothes

behind the gloom

behind

all of that beauty

and sass

that I could never posses.

I'm dangerous to know

so get the hell away from me

transparent rainbows

scaring

the top of his lip

from my bite

ever teasing

ever pleasing.

I'm dangerous to know

and

I never forget

a wrong

done to me.

I examine it,

catalog it

and burn it into my flesh

to feel it as a brand

as of October 29th

and her

dieing

and me

reborn.

I'm dangerous to know

and I love a man who never sleeps

so I

can keep him clean

to the outside world.

I'm hate

I'm self-loathing

I'm fire

burning

everyone

in my way tonight.

I'm dangerous to know

now

see me for what I am

contained

clarified

and

classified.

I'm dangerous to know

my hands

alive

and a lined to my page

I can't keep it in anymore

I can't let it fester

like the slip

of my feelings

against my lips.

These feelings

and the poet

writing them

are calling you out

tonight.

Too dangerous to know

am I

now

as rules

milt away

through my hands.

I'm dangerous to know

so watch the fuck out.