I saw a boy on a plane once,
He sat there an called me names familiar,
With dampened eyes and drooping face
I had to ask "why say those things?"
He said he had been taught them-
He said his parents and religion are right-
He told me I was going to hell
and like hell I would have to fight.
He promised to pursue my expulsion,
He said he would continue to try,
I said it was "just evolution,"
He told me I needed to die.
I looked with a didactic look
And began to say
"We fear what we do not understand
But you will learn today."
I told him my difference is bliss
And that it aids the world in change.
I told him I am human, just like him
and that "humans are not different in vain"-
He looked confused.
He turned away, and then back to me
I then looked in his eyes and knew
Like Dickinson said he could "see to see."