What They See

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When I open my mouth,

They judge me.

They see

   my appearance

      my personality

         my political standing

            my mistakes

They don't listen.

All they see is me.

 

So I open my mind.

I write.

Simple.

About things that matter.

Hard things.

   hate

      death

         lost love

            suicide.

Beautiful things.

   nature

      steadfast love

         peace

            contentment

I sign

"anonymous"

"unknown"

They consider.

They listen.

Agree,

Disagree.

But they listen.

They see

   my ideas

      my hopes

         my world

            my passions

Only when I am nameless

Am I truly known.

Only when I am no one

Do they see me.

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