a poem for today, 14 September 2012

a poem for today, 14 September 2012
[a syllable sorted sonnet of two sentences and its image]
There is an expectation that we can talk about sins but no one must be identified as a sinner: newspapers love to describe words or deeds as “racially charged” even in those cases when it would be more honest to say “racist”; we agree that there is rampant misogyny, but misogynists are nowhere to be found; homophobia is a problem but no one is homophobic.
If someone calls you derogatory names, even if they say they are joking, they mean to hurt you and keep you in line.

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