Looks are like branding irons today.
When you don't conform to somebody's
preconceived notion of you,
you get put into a category-
some way of making you a them, a they.

You hear them talk about them-
the you sometimes.
You can't understand what makes
them so closed minded-
the way they talk-
always about you or somebody
you know.

But sometimes, you are in a group of us.
You talk about them
as if they were
a they, a them.
And sometimes, you understand

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Long time bisexual activist