I am a smart guy
I can do anything
I’ve always been that way.
I’ve had my health issues
I have all my lifetime.
It’s hard to shine at something
when you are putting a lot of energy into surviving
and, in return, not given anything.
I can still shine
but I need your support and your patience
some good old mentoring and capacity building,
accommodating what’s working against me.
Making room for me to be me
like you would for anybody,
but you’re not.