I'm Not Sorry
Editor’s Note: The following poem was written by past Defiant staff writer Salomée Levy.
I’m not Sorry
I say sorry because I’m not good enough
Or say sorry because I feel bad.
I say sorry because of how I dress,
how my hair is short,
and how my skin isn’t clear.
For being too emotional,
or expressing my beliefs on a blank sheet of paper.
I say sorry when I try something new
or laugh louder than I usually do.
For being different
Haven’t I learned to only say Sorry when I hurt someone?
Or playing the game while sliding my blue piece back to home?
I learned to be unapologetic
To be authentically be
Why should I be sorry?
When I’m not playing the game
And living outside my shell.
For not staying quiet
I shall tell
To be loud and proud