Ssshh Don't Let Your Words Hear You

 

Fag,

But of course not faggot 

because that would be profane. 

Nigga, 

But of course not nigger,

because that would be profane.

 

Maybe it is better to be profane,

Faggot,

Nigger.

Cowardly.

Is what you are when you hide behind the mask of your culture.

 

Do not be afraid.

It starts slowly

The words invade your ears,

You hear them so often they become a familiarity,

They start to lose meaning.

Faggot

Nigger

Fagg

Nigga

Fag

A 3 letter word,

Harmless.

 

Or is it harm?

In our culture, they would be synonymous 

Wouldn’t they?

“Fag” it’s harmless

So harmless

It leads to harm

To self-harm

To that boy that committed suicide,

 

Sorry, I meant

To that boy who died of a sudden death,

of course not suicide, 

Because that would be profane.

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