I really cannot see how you can think
if I have already survived fourteen years desperately alone
why I might not be prepared to survive
another fourteen more.
Tell me, do, if you exactly can,
where your logic lies in the half-truths
you have spread about and around the
honesty I am.
You challenge me to another fourteen years of solitude?
I accept the challenge!
And if the gauntlet does this require,
I will always walk alone.