by Alexandra Carmichael
Do you want a piece of me?
Well get in line.
Every day hundreds of emails pour in
At least a dozen of them asking for something.
Is this what success feels like
To have to say no to 90% of what comes to you?
To have to beat people back with a stick
Until you have no energy left for yourself?
I’m only one small person
Kicking to stay free of the back-current
Not a big persona
That can weather all storms
For some people
I would gladly give my all
But for most others
I wish they would leave me alone
I go to my quiet place
And try to stay calm
If I gave a piece of me to everyone
How would I keep my