I were younger
I were a vegetarian
I could do extreme sports
I wanted to live in New York
I understood something about Jainism
I liked Howard Stern
I liked watching TV
I wanted to live in Los Angeles

If I liked all those things
then you would probably like me
but I don’t like those things
and I don’t want those things

If I did, I don’t think I would be me
I would be someone else
I don’t want to be someone else

so I guess I’ll have to give up my dream
no matter how beautiful it may seem
and most of you, you don’t know what this means

but there is one who just might know and understand
and if she reads this, that would be grand
but I don’t think that she ever will

© 2012 Michael Ethan Landau all rights reserved