07 November 2017

It's not my fault

   It's not my fault
      The racism of others
The greed
         The hate—

            These things I did not create.

   I am not THEM.

               and yet...

Here I bear the mark of Cain
Born of a system that oppresses Others

   for no GOOD reason.

   I tip toe
         I guard
I let others speak

   Does oppression of self (ac)count for anything?

   I have been oppressed, too!
The System™ oppresses everyone.

Is the argument that I get to CHOOSE
         to be oppressed?
That true oppression means
      LACK of CHOICES?

I wish I had the money to prove you wrong.
All I can do is create art.