Soft

They always ask me to be softer
please just be quiet
pause, breathe, wait
relax, smile
be soft
but when they say that
I feel my edges harden
my knives sharpen
of their own accord
the swords are drawn and
the bows pulled taut
tell me to be soft
once more
just once
see how soft I am.

[Written September 28th, 2016]

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