I smile. I laugh. I open my arms. I look into your eyes. I give you a hand. A hug. An offer to help. I say yes more than no. I take an extra step. I let you in.
You take. You talk. You tear down.
I respectfully rear. I stand. I confront. I seek to understand. I work to make it better. I puff up my chest, and slam my fist if needed. I push back and force you out.
I will not be disrespected. I will not be misrepresented. I will not sit in silence anymore.