“Other”ness (Nat Poetry Month 16/30)

They love me, being around as long as
my “other”ness isn’t showing.

Tuck that shit in girl
We can’t have that no where around here
We love you
but why you gotta be so

… different.
we want you here

as long as you don’t show “your self”
And you just gotta accept us
This is just our nature
and if you gonna be accepted
you just gotta accept it
and get with it
so tuck that in girl
your other-ness is a distraction
and we can’t have that no where around here

maybe that’s why “home” didn’t always feel like “home”
but ya know
that’s MY problem right?
not theirs

that’s why tigers don’t spend time in the Arctic
#Habitat

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