Tagged: unequal

on uneven ground,

on uneven ground,
we have pretended
long enough
for self-esteem to
fray, patterns
to solidify,
thoughts
to slant
with no foothold
.
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y

we are born

we are born
unequal
– the young
man being verbally
abused by his
mother on the
train is not the
fourteen-year-old
girl being
intimately
questioned on the
sidewalk by her
social worker is not
the sweetheart in her
mother’s doting
arms is not the
college-bound
boy learning to be
brave on his
own – we are
born unequal,
and even then,
none of it
is for certain
.
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y