Privilege

Joshua Higgins: "Privilege and Poetry"

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PRIVILEGE!!!

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Lifts me up.! Weighs me down.! Add another paperclip! To this chain that I have

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"What goes up,! Must come down."! They say.! "Nay," I say,! "What is down,! Must stay down!"!

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Stigma.!

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If you should rise! You must disguise!

Your group.! ! No room at the top! For any save one - !

group.! !

They, them, their!!

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NO!!!

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To find! The Truth.!

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PRIVILEGE!!!

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How can we not see?! How can we not feel?! For if only we would! We could! Begin to heal. Us! Me! Mine!!

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Reject it,! I shall not;! For reject it,! I cannot.!

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But all this shame! I will not claim!!

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I did not design! in ignorance! Nor out, but once! Upon a time! I did divine! The Truth.!

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The Truth that strangles,! chokes and gags.! The Truth, hidden,! Leading to body bags.!

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And worse! Yes!! Life can be made! Worse than death!! Have we not seen! In our children! The hate? The fear?! The entitlement?! !

entitlement?! ! Must we continue?! Must we be blind?! How long will it take us!