Socially Acceptable Demeanor

Written by: Brittany Reynolds

Don’t you see how much it hurts?
Suppressing a part of me?
So you can be comfortable?

It isn’t like changing shirts,
easy, peasey, one, two, three,
fit into a neat label.

Shall I cut my heart in thirds?
Feed the offensive to birds,
and sooth the rest words?

Can’t you see how much it hurts?
Murdering a part of me?
So you can stay comfortable?