"I failed to color in the bold lines
you traced for me
so now my volcanic anger is all
that erupts to see."
I can't tell you how hard this phrase hit me. I know this feeling all to well. You don't need that shame cast upon you, Gloria, don't accept it. I know this was written long ago but I speak from experience when I say even if you kept in the lines, they would have changed the picture on you half way through.
Emotion carried beautifully throughout. Strong piece.