Competition

I woke up full of regret
because I’d screamed
during family game night
about how my sister
couldn’t use the extra dice
I accidentally rolled
in her move to win the game
but nobody agreed with me
or even rose to the challenge
of arguing with me
and I was left ashamed
for raising my voice,
for caring too much,
and when I woke up
I realized last night
was Wednesday
and I must have been dreaming
but what does that indicate
about me that I perceive
myself that way?

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