Monday, January 14, 2008


14 January 2008, 8 AM

Outright animosity
is too obvious- there are a dozen ways
to indicate she’s not welcome without saying
so explicitly. Two empty seats and the choice
of a neighbor of one color or the other
could be enough to make a statement;
impart a wound to last a lifetime.

An exclusive crowd can be so sophisticated.

But it’s prejudice nonetheless- a shunning
seemingly deniable after the girl leaves
their circle for want
of an unconditional friend.

Inspired by The Weekend Wordsmith

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George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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