don't talk to me about what i can't do
because i know what i can and that's everything
"the sky is the limit" they say
what they should say is
"i am your limit
they gave me tools of immeasurable power
without even knowing it
they gave me a mind and they gave me words
they gave me language
they gave me the concepts i needed to realize
they're holding me back
"you can't do that"
"you'll never make it"
"you're just a kid"
they say these things and in the same breath announce they want the best for me
as if my dreams are nothing more than paper mache
and my ideas are cardboard houses
easily burned and whisked away by the wind
but they don't know
that i can do