I dare you to try and placate my rage.
I dare you: Try and put me in a cage.
I dare you to try and fight ‘gainst your fate.
I dare you: Repent, before it’s too late.
I dare you to perceive how ‘real’ pain feels;
Pain without pleasure, assuage, or appeals.
I dare you to try and tread on my back.
I dare you. Step forward, coward. Attack!
You are a coward. A killer. A cad.
You want a victim? Well, that is too bad.
I dare you to try and silence my voice.
There’s only one option. Only one choice.
I dare you to laugh aloud at my pain.
I dare you to cut…Leave another stain.
For as long as I have an ounce of life,
You better watch your back, ’cause I have your knife!
K. Aldaya, 11/17/17
Picture: Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo“; http://www.curiouswriter.com/lisbeth-salander-is-back/