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Don’t ask me to own
the stigma
that you bought into
with that lazy thinking
of yours.
The nearsightedness
that only sees in
stereotypes
and caricatures.

As if I painted that
red, black, and green
Bullseye
on my own back
with your
bullshit lies.

Don’t try
to trip me up
with those
per capita
statistics.
As if there is
some
absolute truth
to eyewitness
accounts or ballistics.

No,
facts don’t lie,
but people do.
We are all
subject to
situational perspectives,
experientially biased,
points of view.

Think I brought
this on myself?
Better think again.
Next time it will be
you.
And where will I be
then?

M. Zane McClellan

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