Four feet eleven inches.
Shorter than everybody. Shorter than my role models. Shorter than my enemies.
Shorter than my three younger siblings.
It took me a while to realize I was the only one who cared.
I was the only one frustrated by how close my seat was to the gas pedal.
I was the only one bothered by asking a stranger for a box of cereal from the top shelf.
I felt everybody looking down at me. So I gave them reason to keep looking.
I found a new approach on my tip toes. Stole attention with my ideas.
Wrote as if each word kept me from disappearing.
Decided every risk I took would give me another inch. Dared myself to grow.
Picked up a pen every time small meant less.
Revised expectations. Started making plans.
I'll challenge assumptions with a tweet. Use their perspective as my punchline.
Gonna crack jokes on air, live from Studio 8H.
I'll interrupt their podcast, blow up in their feed,
Change the game with a manifesto. Stream it on ESPN.
Yeah, screw their experience, their status, their stature.
Give me a stage, I'll lower the mic.
Put on a show. Call it The 4'11".
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