Slings and Arrows

 

Drifting back

into your oppression,

longing for every single word

that calls me out,

makes me less than human.

 

I want you to do your best

to marginalize me.

I’m asking for

all the slings and arrows.

 

I’m asking for

ridicule and disgrace.

I’m asking for

all your opposition.

Show me your hand

and I’ll show you my face.

 

Let’s have a war,

because that’s why

we’re both here.

You create the world

and I must thrive

despite all the ways

you try

to destroy me.

 

So, let’s stop

beating around the bushes.

Let’s get down to business, now.

If you’re gonna be my opposition,

then be worthy of me,

somehow.

 

 

HG – 2021

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