I don’t have to be your definition of perfect
and that is so liberating.
I don’t have to shut my mouth for your comfort
and that’s something I didn’t see before.
I don’t have to be a bigger person
because I already don’t think I am.
I decided not to be your version of mature and sophisticated
because you said that is what it was,
I got tired of being gaslighted
even though I didn’t realise that was what it was.
I began to come alive,
away from the doubts and I won’t let that go.
I am a human,
maybe you should remember that.
I have chosen to be happy
and I ain’t going back.