The fact that I showed up to this party in a nice outfit, with my teeth brushed and my hair combed, or, at least I put a wig on-
And I answered my cell phone when you called, is something-
And although I came two and a half hours late, and don’t plan to stay too long, I came with a smile.
A real one, this time
Please don’t be mad at me that I can’t be the me that, often, works for you.
I showed up, instead of dying
– Written by: Ranequa Kelley-Boyd
copyright April 5, 2019