Linda Studley

Can't Put the Pen Down…

Special


Is being special
desirable after all,
or just the drawing

of a large target
on an unsuspecting brow,
easy to aim for

them, the special ones
the ones society has
singled out like goats

we tie to a stake
in a clearing to accept
our adoration,

our envy, our hate
for those different from ourselves.
We are the tigers

who consume special
so we can become special
by proximity.

 

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