I

I seek only the acceptance of those brave enough to question my resilience,

The love of those willing to reciprocate unquestionably,

And the respect of all who truly know me,

I do not dare assume one single iota, and I believe only what I can hold, hug and feel,

Perhaps this is why on days I find myself lonelier that I could have ever feared,

Compromise may bring company, but it breaks my heart too readily