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The Enabler

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This free-form piece is the debut poetic work of writer and editor Sam Jones. Sam is a sophomore in the Journalism School studying reporting and strategic communication. Sam enjoys writing both satirical and creative pieces about the modern world.

It’s not my fault

That they resent the Blacks

And the Mexicans

And Muslims 

And the Others

And anyone who does not fit their pre-school pamphlet, crusts cut off their PB&J, baseball at four, dance class at seven, “Why is Daddy mad at Mommy?” agenda.

It’s not my fault

That boys rape girls

And girls rape boys.

It’s not my fault

That someone’s God hates their passions

And lust

And lamentations.

I did not do this

I did not tell them to be someone else

Just like the rest of us pretend to be.

I did not ravage their identities; begging and taunting as they strip away all that they know.

I did not tell them that they will burn in Hell

To go back home 

To leave us alone

Build the wall.

I did not tell them 

That it’s okay to want to be gone

To be erased from this fucked-up narrative

I did not write it.

I did not do this

I did not vote for him.

Who is ‘him’?

This system is not mine.

I did not tell the women they cannot dress this way or that

To shave their long pretty legs

Or brush their long pretty hair

To peel the crust and gunk off their face and out of their eyes

The mascara bleeds with their wrists and hearts.

I did not tell them their love isn’t real.

Their struggle is fabricated, just like our Barbies and Kens and just like the endless food we stuff into our well-fed, happy faces.

So many happy faces...

I did not ask for this;

The division

The war

On trust

And intimacy

And disgust

And reverence

And goodness

And decency

And unity

And common sense.

I did not ask for this.

I did not do this 

Do not blame me.

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