I was a child and I wanted to prove to the world - -anything. I was screaming into the wind, just on the off chance that anyone may hear whatever it was I was saying. I wanted to show how high I could hold my chin up and not flinch at the sometimes vulgarity of this city. I wouldn't get sleep just to show that, eyes flickering and faded, I could still [barely] stand.
I was a child and I needed some sleep.