the fly

I’d rather be
the fly in your ointment
than be a person of little to no
consequence. I’d rather be
difficult, challenging, weird, even ugly
and alive, than a perfect, lifeless
China doll, empty inside, reflecting only
what you want to hear.

I’ll be the one
to shake up your comfortable
brain and turn it into
a snowglobe. I’ll turn your
assumptions upside down,
rummage through your
mind pockets for ideas,
shake the thoughts
out of you.

I’ll fight to the death
backing an argument I’m not even
one hundred percent
convinced of myself,
because I’d rather disagree with you
and learn something in the process
than agree boringly
with anyone else.

Published by

R. Brookes McKenzie

what fresh hell is this

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