Sounds almost like it can be earned,
like I did something – deserved.
So seductive, this fallacy.
Then I don’t have to feel badly.
Then I don’t have to feel guilt for my advantage.
Then I don’t have to change my leverage.
How do I set it down, this mantle of ease?
How do I even the playing field, heavier than concrete?
How do I change the wind so it is at everyone’s back?
When do I stop making this all about my lack?
When do I stop needing to defend?
When do I stop being the savior and start to take a stand?
photo: Ed Siderewicz