you are inescapable, unavoidable
I see you, I breathe you
I feel nauseous from the taste of you
you are everywhere I go
every person I’ve spoken to
every face I’ve seen
even my own
you are every culture I’ve discovered
every identity I’ve known
every space I’ve entered
you are just everywhere
every time I think I can escape you
I am proven wrong
every. single. time.
do you smile with satisfaction because
of your infinite double-edged swords?
even spaces that claim to hate you are not free from you
to be free from you is not merely
about certain religious beliefs
or certain cultural norms
or certain political parties
or certain other things
to be free from you is about everything
how can we be free from you when we’ve never had the freedom to choose?
and when we will always be damned, regardless what we do?