They expect her to be normal.
She tries, she obeys, she behaves
But normal isn’t in the cards!
For awhile, she heels;
For awhile, she straddles the fence;
For awhile she shows spurts of normalcy;
Until weirdness wins out.
They choose her ‘vocation’
Feigning support, they coax her
This way, that way, which way?
She endures the stares and sneers
She dares to go where she shouldn’t
She thwarts their unspoken (if suppressed) desire for failure.
The road never smoothed for her
Odds never evened.
Actions viewed through unforgiving filters
Achievements acknowledged, misunderstood.
Unpopular choices made
Paths less-traveled, chosen
She is blessed; she is happy;
Normal? Not so much!
In response to Trifecta Challenge week 36 (http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com)
1: a : a normal line b : the portion of a normal line to a plane curve between the curve and the x- axis 2: one that is normal 3: a form or state regarded as the norm : standard