Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – July 15: Rebel, Rebel
“Were you headstrong and confrontational in your youth? Now? Were (are) you a rebel? What was it that triggered your resistance? What did you rebel against? How did you?”
I believe I was born hating
authority. Can it be?
A dichotomy. For how does
a sensitive child rebel?
Well, I divided the rebelliousness
into a pie chart – 40% parents,
20% teachers, 25% bosses,
and I’ll toss in remaining
15% to rude people, and those
who hurt ones I love.
With all of my rebel, rebel,
I seem to have a penchant
for poor choices. I can be
impulsive to a fault, though
less so now that I am a supposed
sensible senior (in a torn skirt).