Poem a Day 2013 #8: Nightmare 1

Racism

Poem number 8. I think I’ve got a few nightmare poems stirring. This is the first.

Nightmare 1 – Outside

They are in on a secret

that you don’t know about

 

share a common experience

that you weren’t around for

 

went to a school

which you could not attend

 

engage in a ritual

that you cannot participate in

 

go to parties

to which you are not invited

 

weave a web of interconnectivity

of which you are not part

 
they’re in on a joke

that you haven’t been told

 

and your fear, your secret fear

is that the joke is on you.

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Copyright Mike Hopkins 2013

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