Oil in the Water

I reach for the canister of ash

And take my thumb and smear it

On my neck, like a holy gash.


I wear my thread every day.

I don't question my faith and

I never look the other way.


Others can never make me falter

Because I don't go to the church

And instead kneel at my altar.


Even my own question me,

But I just don't give a damn

About living differently.


To be as others, I won't waver.

I won't lose myself in the murk.

I will remain as oil in the water.


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