in today's world

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In 2013
people are still slaves
slaves to the patriarchy

black boys getting frisked
innocent
just on the street
and they call it
"pre-emptive"

trayvon had skittles in his hoodie
zimmerman
well
he had the power
and not of a gun

I can't speak
much more about that
for I don't know
but I see

in today's world?

race makes you guilty

women are getting cat-called
harrassed
raped
and excuse the men behind it

women can't make decisions
about their bodies
and what they can do

and when they stand
for 13 hours straight
their words are ignored
 

in this world?

gender makes you silent 

"love is love"
is the cry
but people don't understand
why
A is not for Ally 

why "same love"
highlights how people just ignore
the oppression
and the violence
just to get to where we are 

why comparing
our tears
and sweat
and blood
to a faceless woman
is offensive to us

in this world?

sexuality makes you invisible 

and I stare out the window
and wait for the day
I can be

heard
and seen
 

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