I’m always
Compensating for you
I see you
Speeding down
The freeway
Know you’re
About to bust a move
So I slow down
So you can go fast
Without putting
Anyone’s life at risk

I’m always
Compensating for you
I see you
Barreling down the sidewalk
Know you won’t
Honor my body space
So I step aside
So you can walk freely
Without anyone getting hurt

I’m always
Compensating for you
As you move through the world
Unaware and unashamed
A pile of wreckage
Following your wake
You don’t recognize yourself
But I do
So I’m always
Compensating for you

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