I will react.
I’ll scream in anger.
I will tell you that I’m in pain.
I’ll tell you (loudly) that you’re wrong.
I’ll forget myself and feel all that is true inside.
I’ll show you the fear and rage and pain that you caused.
And then I will immediately change my mind.
I’ll remember what I am allowed to feel.
And I will remember what I am not.
I’ll tell you that it is not your fault.
I will tell you that I am sorry.
But I’m not going to be.