I seek none of your esteem, but I am fine with your respect.
Your libel passes through no reputation to infect.
I’m numb to your affection though I’m warm to your embrace.
I will brook no insurrection; if you lie, lie to to my face.
If you pepper me with perfidy you may evoke a tear,
but if you loathe me, loathe me loudly
or I’ll never even hear.