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Poem - Monsters Wear Human Form

The poem “Monsters Wear Human Form” is about my retreat from presenting my alternative side.

Monsters Wear Human Form

Survival asks for a retreat
finding shelter lest a defeat
destroy more than what’s due
when hatred is the attitude

that consensus of the crowd
now embolden to speak out loud
by the virtue of leader’s sway
breadth of humanity is betrayed

to be different is now enough
damnation granted on a whim
the result when fear compounds
confirmed wishes of the crowd

this withdrawal to survive
brings a tear to my eye
the omens state all should beware
while monsters wear human form.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20191217.
Tags: poem, transgender

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