Let Me

Little things bother me

Because they sting

                        Small things hurt me

            Because it reminds me of pain


                                    Stupid things upset me

                        Because they’ve taken a toll on me


We’ve all got little things that bother us

Things that no one else understands

So let me be bothered

Let me be annoyed

Let me be upset

Allow me to hate

Without you telling me it’s wrong

Regina Guzzo

Originally appeared in the 2013-2014 edition of Outside In