Don’t assume I am weak because I am a woman.
Don’t imagine that you know me if you are with me.
Don’t believe that if my gaze is serene I am at peace.
Don’t imagine my life is perfect because I might look perfect.
Don’t hurt me because I withdraw and new beginnings are myths.
Don’t lie to me because I can feel it in my gut.
Don’t feel pity for me when I am down because I always get up.
Don’t presume that if I came back once it will repeat.
Don’t stay away when I look aloof: it’s when I need you the most.
Don’t run for the hills because my silence will haunt you.
Don’t be mindless because I can only deal with mindful.