I’m Not You


is when you can’t

participate with “others”

even when you’re around them

and they’re your friend

your lover

when you can’t participate

in their somewhat familiar

histories: A thread that even excludes you

with their exclusive far right, far left

a middle that clasps at the center, that still feels compelled to dance to your music

but never knows why it has any options



is when you can’t vote

even when you pay taxes, and you’re not a felon

and you fear going to see a physician

for GYNO visits: even when you have access

you fear talking about your issues

because it makes your situation vulnerable

to inquisitioned as a witch, a terrorist

a witch terrorist

and they tell you to join a group

5 thoughts on “I’m Not You

  1. Yes, invisible perhaps but not silent. That is a very strong and clear voice, intelligent articulate and powerful. And you are a fantastic writer. More people should read your poetry.

    Thank you Paul. This means a lot.


  2. This sounds very much like the voice of an accessory. Very powerful writing.

    Hmm… the voice of an accessory? Please explain. Thanks for stopping by.


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