Blame Me

Blame Me

For what I am
Shame me
For the color hands
I have

Break me
Apparently I deserve
Hatred because of
Things others do

Because me
My gender
My tone
My voice

I might as well
Be the rock bottom
Barrel of the
Genetic lottery

Blame
Me
Because I can
Be blamed

Blame
Me

Because strangers
Do things

Blame me
Because it’s
Easier to place blame
Instead of change things

Blame
Me

On your picket signs
And social sites

Hate me
Because I’m white
And male
You never

Fail

To blame me

Or others like me

Like civil movements
Before today you’ve
Become the villian
Because you can

Kill me

In symbols
In echo chambers your
Social media aggregators

Shoot me
A messenger

Blind to
History
Wrapped up in “cis” story
Enraged in self-made misery

To find things
To be upset about
And eventually decide
It must be my fault

“Mansplaining”
“Patriarchy”
“White privilege”
“Triggering”

Because I am
Exactly who I am

Not transgender
Not of “kin”
Not black or hispanic
Not female
Not gay or lesbian or bi
Not a feminist
Not an enabler
Not a complainer

But

I’m not allowed
To be prideful

I don’t get parades
I don’t get holidays

So kill me
I’m just a messenger

Obviously
It must be my fault

So just
Kill me

Blame
Me

Blame me

BLAME ME

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BLAme
Blame me
BLAMEME

Blame
Me

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