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Prejudice

Watching everyone through a one way window
This cursed wall between us, can’t they see it?
No door, no knob, no way around it, or out.
Just a clear little thing, little enough to not notice
Only I seem to notice, no one else, just me
This giant translucent annoyance
Big enough to block my path in any direction
Tattooed by prejudices, differences
Racism, sexism, religious affiliations
Why am only I affected? Not them?
They choose to ignore it, not try to fix it.
There’s a crack at the very bottom, it’s new
Right between conforming and hiding
I tap it with my finger, there’s a little hole now
I poke it, hit it, punch it, and finally kick it
Shattering glass ringing in my ears, only mine
I see a group of individuals and smile
That’s where I need to be
Good-bye wall, I’ll fight from this side





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