Can I not be me for a while?

photo: Creative Commons CC0Can I be someone else?
Not for good; just for a little while?

I don’t need to be anyone specific.
Just not-me.

Not sick or weak.
Not a freak or a broken thing.
Not a — why are you
sitting around on your ass
instead of working hard
and being productive
like the rest of us?

I am working hard, so damn hard —
but today it’s not enough.
Or I’m too (lazystupiduglybad) broken.

Oh, just for a little while …
please?

Can I be someone whose brain is wired right,
who is equipped to cope with life,
who is equipped to live
deserves to live
at least
for a
little
while
?

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