The world reminds me that I don’t fit,
It speaks constantly,
I seek silence in the chaos.
Every day when I can’t find the right thing to say,
When I see others fitting in like they are the perfect puzzle piece,
When I get judged because I want to observe and sit quietly,
I see what is important.
I see who people are when my mouth is still.
It’s amazing what you hear in the silence,
What secrets you find out,
When people finally stop talking,
They reveal themselves.
And I am not accepted because I choose not to be like others.
I find no need to talk, and talk, and talk.
I am me, I choose to embrace the quiet.
And you are who you are,
You choose to be loud,
You choose to talk and judge me because I am not like you.
Originally published at https://www.andilutz.com.