Sometimes you call a woman “moody”
Or you call a black guy “thug”
Or you have “check your privilege”
Printed on your favorite mug.
You might call arabs “terrorist”
Or you might call asians “smart”
Or you might subtly look away
From indians painted in Western art.
You may distrust latinos
For as far as you can throw ’em.
You may discount pacific islanders
For not fitting cleanly in a poem.
Have I forgotten anyone?
Of course! Why, silly me…
You may dislike the lgbtq
If you’re opposed to any group
And think they’re weird and lame
Go ahead and voice your feelings
So the snipers know where to aim.
And if I call you stupid
Or dismissively tell you “shoo!”
It’s not because I’m prejudiced…
It’s just that I don’t like you.