Acryllic color dissolving in water
It’s easy to call someone
Exotic because the word reprieves you
of the guilt you feel
when forced to confront
your own actions.

It’s difficult to shine
a light on recesses ignored
or forgotten
because singing about
broken hearts is simpler.

What you have raised
are multitudes
who look askew
and ask questions
coming away from the norm
with dissatisfaction writ large.

A crowd of believers
An army of you.