You twist a knob

Just a little more than you should

To see if maybe something will happen

I can’t.


You push a boundary

Argue a little longer

Make up a few more reasons

Why you are right

I can’t.


You guard yourself

Protect yourself from love

Seemingly not phased by their charm

Or inner beauty

I can’t.


You walk along

Taking life for granted

Thinking nobody dies

Nobody ever changes their mind

Nothing ever happens

To change your course

I can’t.


You lie about who you are

What you do

Where you live

For entertainment

I can’t.


You assume you know everything

About everyone

Tell people your opinions of them

With no regard

No empathy

I can’t.


Integrity is everything to me

Honesty is a must

You can live your life a lie

But I can’t.