Hate me for who I am, not who you think I am
You think I got a temper shorter than Yosemite Sam
You think I’m trash, want me to be thrown to the garbage man
You think I’m dense & I don’t take time to understand
You think a lot of things, but you refuse to investigate
You think I take a crooked path but you refuse to set the record straight
You may see causation, but you aren’t sure if it correlates
I can be your worse nightmare, or I can be something more than great.
I want to work with people who want to work with me
If you don’t want to work with me, then I wish you were halfway across the earth from me
You see, I have to move with urgency.
And I can’t move with urgency if every little step I take causes an emergency.
I see, the pain people have caused you, I understand it.
How am I supposed to have a clean slate & already getting reprimanded?
The idea of “cutting someone some slack” has all but vanished
It’s like we’re painting, but borrowing other people’s canvas.
We use sweeping generalizations because we’re too lazy for analysis
It’s like we’re blindfolded, throwing shots, hoping we sunk their battleship
And if we are at war, doing it alone is a fallacy
So basically, you’re not going to win by just attacking me.
If it is a systemic issue then the enemy is the system.
And in order to beat the system, we have to know how people work within it
It’s easier to destroy something from the inside out
But in order to flourish, we need all the interested parties on the same route.
What one calls sugar coating, the other calls decorum
Hell, what one calls practical, the other calls slow & boring
We want minorities to be a monolith
But in order to flourish, we have to let the tension pass first like we’re coached by Popovich
But until we get to that point in the process
Pointing fingers & infighting are gonna be monsters like the loch ness.
I thought we all hated being blamed for what we didn’t do.
But I guess we pick & choose, it’s politics as usual.