ease, never speak
of gender, politics, or religion
that isn’t socially accepted.
Our good neighbors hate
conflict, diversity, and ideas
that challenge their own.
the liberal, LGBTQ+ ally, witchy woman who just moved next door.
- for Poets and Storytellers United--Weekly Scribblings #75: Between What Is Right and What Seems Easy (write new poetry or prose inspired by the idea of choosing between what is right and what seems easy). Also linked to Writers’ Pantry #76: Whatever the Weather.