I think it's okay that sometimes
you go to big places
just to blend in
when it becomes a little too hard
being a little
too different all the time.
So go to movies alone
melt into the darkness of an empty theater
walk downtown streets in shadow
like you might be the dangerous one.
Do all the things they tell you not to
and do them until you feel
You are allowed to search for escape.
You are allowed to retreat.
You are allowed to flee.
Don't forget to return, though, when you have felt all you can feel.