you say

“be You”

but you mean

“be Me too”

because

my You

negates your Me

(or so you say)

you call it tolerance

and it is dominance

until my You

is driven out

out of

the narrative

of Us.

wage beauty| published in McSweeny’s Internet Tendency; Anchor Magazine| recipient of the 2018 SCBWI Emerging Voices Award

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