is an act, a sham
that wants to be me
for all to see
but I smile with glee
’cause there’s an inner me
a me
there still it be
not what you see
you have no idea who I am

there’s a decision that needs to be
society or me
don’t you agree?

you say I can’t escape the program
but I’ll not go blindly
for some vicious bully
I know your boundary
can discern it clearly
and though you be tricky
and say I’ll be sorry
I don’t give a damn

I decide to be me
not society
so, painfully, I’m free