February 10, 2017

 

Don’t Presume to Tell Me

 

Don’t presume to tell me what I’ve done
of your bruises you think are mine
Don’t presume to claim upon my soul
or lay your vast anger at my door
For I’ve not done what you say I’ve done
I have done things, many things, as evil
but I have not done that, of your blood
of the blood of your many dead brothers
I. Am. Innocent.
Do not presume to tell me otherwise
or be no better than your claim on me