“We do not discriminate.”
We do not discriminate against gender, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical ability, mental illness, history of addiction, criminal background-
Except when we do.
We do not discriminate against looks and body types, expressions of self in the Universe, those who’ve earned their way up, those who’ve lost everything going down, accumulations of merit, karma, or doing the right thing-
Except when to do so isn’t good optics.
Pat me on the back, what you touch isn’t a demographic
A life not lived as a statistic to take back to the team and gauge the metrics-
We all sort and strategize, this we know-
Reduce me to characteristics most beneficial to power broker eyes and
I’m a number lost in a sea of tactics
When I’ve really always been a single word flying a sky made intergalactic
in letting all these classifications pass by,
Needless distractions need not ask why in the horizon they fade as we glide
to an expanse of wordless, label-free, beingness to boundlessly be.
See, these worlds we parallel here aren’t interchangeable
Filtration down to the most valuable iota,
or uplifting to the most universal quanta
The only gray area we have ‘tween these two is the one from which they emerged.
Discriminate against this cloud of atoms so I can freely be.
I’d rather you not choose me so I can be free and pass it on…
The fuck has been discriminated out of everything- drained of any passion,
stripped to bits of productivity and actionables for the higher ups. Fuck that.
My only no is to the naysayers-
So that I may participate in loving charges to translate restrictive words into one single YES and every passing moment seized to liberate.
, walk astride, come inside-
No signs hang on the doors of this heart.