This is me; raw, bare, unmasked.
Perhaps you'll want me to change upon discovering
what I really am. Have I really spent so long
pretending that you've forgotten my face?
This is me; defiant, stubborn, threatening.
I dare you to speak.
Maybe you think this is ugly, this is dangerous.
Do the words frighten you?
Do the thoughts?
This is me; waiting, expecting, accepting.
This is me; beautiful.