UNTOUCHABLE

Resilient,
I've got an iron hide.
You can't penetrate my
thick skin with your
backbiting.

And your words
ricochet,
echo without a response
like a little girl lost.

Boy,
keep crying wolf
and I'll come running,
make your tail
hide between your legs
before you see me
coming.

I roll with the punches
so take a swing at me
I'll shatter your pride
like the hearts
you leave behind.

I burn my bridges
because I prefer to swim,
and I rise from the ashes
like a phoenix.