His Clothes?

16 April, 2011 at 17:58 (Uncategorized)

Let me leave the room, I’m feeling slightly sick,
His clothes?
Of all the things he’s done wrong, his clothes are what you pick?
A conversation where we, put the world to rights,
spoke of all the ways that being ‘othered’
gave us such great insight.
Whether we were gay or straight, whether we were nerds or not,
we knew what it was like
When the ever present ‘they’ turned on us and said;
“Your hairs not right, your clothes don’t fit,
we just wish that you were dead.”
And after that conversation, when we said,
it makes us better than they will ever be,
we talked about him.
The wrongs we could have listed, legitimately,
were ignored for,
“His hairs not right, his clothes don’t fit,”
I forget…did we wish that he was dead?
Let me leave the room, I’m feeling slightly sick,
Of all the things…let me just forget what it was we said.

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1 Comment

  1. shanodindryad said,

    Like the structure and rhyme of this one.

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