you are not

you are not safe

you are not

in the suburbs

you are not

wearing pants

your face is not safe

from the ridicule

you are not


from the pain

your parents are not


they worked hard

so you could die

in an empty lot

you are not

8 replies on “Safety”

What I should have said–I like the poem as a poem; the reality behind it, and the thoughts expressed, are frightening to me. That would be a more considered judgement. I’m often pulled off base when I encounter poems of yours that surprise me. I often comment spontaneously without thinking things through. Alexander Marshall

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