Yes, I think you're naive.
I see you, hulking
Towering over me
And all I see is a silly little boy.
I am crass, and rude, and loud
I sit with my legs spread and teeth bared
And I talk.
Don't look at me like that
When I laugh at my tears
What else can I do?
Do you think I don't know
That they're laughing at me?
The only thing I can do is laugh back
Yes, I know you think I'm naive.
I know you see me, small
A head and more shorter than you
And all you see is a silly little girl.
This is how I survive
This is what girls do
We grow up, quickly,
Faster than our bodies do
Because there are things out there
Things that go bump in the dark
Things that claw at my flesh
And pull my hair
So I must bare my teeth,
Because you, my hulking, towering friend
You are too naive to fight for me.