I was born different. Not visibly, but noticeably. And there was no one else like me.
I went stumbling through childhood, every mockery hitting me, assuring me, that I was wrong.
But I did look like you, I should have worked like you, I should have been like you, like all you others do.
I started watching you, observing all you do, the way you act among yourselves.
Humans were strange to me; they made no sense to me.
Their rules were scaring me, they don’t act logically.
I started copying you, did things the way you do.
Found out your patterns and your rules too.
So I could pass as you, so I seemed human too.
So you would think I am one of you.
But then I found someone, who made me feel belong;
someone who works like me, who’s acting logically,
who is not trying to be – like you.
I was born different. Not visibly, but noticeably. And there are lots like me.
We don’t do hierarchy, we don’t mock viciously,
we do not hide behind a mask.
And we grow stronger now, learn from each other how
to be the way we are.
So finally, I get to be
proud to be