Your Life > My Life

I cannot move, I'm stationary in one place as I serve you
I must smile through my mask and nod along with all you say
I must shout to be heard and every word you speak is still a whisper

If I ignore the rules I could lose my livelihood, perhaps my life
If you ignore the rules I could lose my livelihood, perhaps my life

Yet there you are, naked faced with an arrogant smile as you preach that this pandemic is no more than a facade

Is my struggle a facade? Is my discomfort false to you? Is my fear a thing so foolish you can so easily disregard it?

You lean forward, you invade my breath and still I must calmly continue to help you
If I show my fear your eyes spark with the words you've so carefully rehearsed
You explain your beliefs, your rights, your indignation, in essence your intention to place me in jeopardy at my place of work

How fitting is the mask-less state of your face
For I have seen you clearly, you and your precious sense of self

I will not remember your face, but I will remember your ignorance

Yet I cannot move, I still stand stationary as I serve you
The panic I feel as I anticipate conflict is nothing compared to your glee for it

I understand how you think, how you feel
Your belief is more important to you than my own
Your comfort is more important to you than my own
Your life is more important to you than my own.

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world

Comments

deadweight305

Wow, I LOVE this!!! Having a similar relationship with someone, this took the words right out of my mouth. 

Great job!

Megansoules

Omg thank you! It's so powerful to relate to someone! <3

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