All of them have their quirks and problems,
though all they see are the others, not
their own. I am different than them.
I can see the numbers for what they
refuse to, and I can see myself
as I know I am. 1 is always
unconfident, which he tries to keep
hidden by pretending to be the
know-it-all everyone thinks he is.
2 can never keep her thoughts straight and
can not pay attention long enough
to get higher than a low B and
worries too much about her feelings.
3 is just there, such a small part in
everyone else’s world, and even
though he tries so hard, he will never
find places like other numbers have.
4 is so caught up in what all the
other numbers think of her that she
does not even know what she thinks of
herself. 5 tries to cover what she
thinks is weakness by acting tougher
than she needs to. 6 never steps out
of line and never takes chances and
is somehow pushed to the front and praised
like he is our leader or something.
7 takes on too much and burns out
too quickly and always wonders why.
8 shirks responsibility as
often as he can because he thinks
that no one cares even though they do.
9 can not keep her head out of
the clouds long enough to focus on
what is real and in front of her.
Me? What is my problem? Noticing
others’ faults is one of them of
so many. But one stands raised
above all the rest – I
am not important.
I don’t matter.
That is just