A Realization

Photography, Poetry, Writing


A Realization

There is this notion that like begets like,
but what happens when you’re unlike?

There is a double consciousness
that arises when you realize
that you’re neither –
or it is that you’re either?

That you’re apart from –
and a part of,
but you don’t belong.

Your voice sings with the chorus,
but your song,
that solitary lament;
well, it’s all wrong.

But you exist
from and within these parts,
and in parts,

in this country,
where the select few
have taken it upon themselves
to approve everything –

so, like begets like.

And you realize;
either here or there;
neither here nor there.