Outlier

I am one of a kind,
a loner.

I’m smart, so they call
me a nerd;

they can’t think of a
better word.

It’s true. I’m ahead
of the curve.

But what they don’t
know, is that

being ahead of the curve
is not all

fun and straight A’s.
It’s lonely,

too—and mostly it’s
a damn curse!

Sometimes, if you’re
unlucky…

—like me—

it comes with bipolar
disorder

and suicidal feelings,
depression,—

and bouts of mania!
Yeah! That’s me,

alright—one of a kind—
a loner!

See? So, do you all still
envy me?

Do you all now still want
to be me,

too—a lonely, bipolar
outlier?

–Ngoc Nguyen

https://www.poetrysoup.com/me/poembender

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