Not To

Call me the names

the slurs 

the words

the out-of-text toe curlers

Don't be shy 

take it I can take it

not to

but not too hard

Not to

not too feathery

not to brag but my 

skin is leathery from 

being

not too 

 no not to

but not too soft

and letting those words

those slurs

those out-of-text toe curlers

get into my head

Stand strong and not too

not to

but not too afraid to 

be who I am

and I am not too

not to

but not too, ashamed

 

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