After spending most of my life as
A mere pawn in this brutal game
I’ve come to accept as Love,
I have had a breakthrough.
A revelation, if you please.
I know the rules just as well
As those assumed to be superior to me.
While I may have yet to win a match,
I’ve played my fair share of games,
And know the general course
And favorite plays.
I would be a fool to fail to recognize
That I can rise above this pitiful state
I’ve allowed myself to be in for all these years.
I am just as smart
Just as fast
Just as strong as my competitors.
I am too smart to let myself lose another round.
No, this match,
I am in control.