If you only knew me now
in this specific time and place
what assumptions would you form
about the choices that I’ve made?
How would you go about reverse engineering my life?
Would a practiced eye perceive
tiny fractures in my soul?
Would a quirky mannerism
speak of issues with control?
Would you use inductive or deductive reasoning or both?
Would the lines that crowd my face
be a printed page to you?
Schematics with a legend
to explain the things I do?
Would your condescending smile say “I knew it all along”
I believe I’d beg to differ
with your educated guesses,
and your calculated insights
for it’s all far too depressing
when science puts its blinders on and tries to read my mind.