Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Eleven: Neither neither nor nor

Eleventh poem of the day. I followed the prompt, which was to write a poem from the point of view of someone without a home.

Where is there left to go
when you’re neither neither nor nor?

When you’re not allowed a name
only a label?

When you’re defined by what you (don’t) have
instead of who you are?

When confronted by the fact of your existence
they’d rather you disappear?

When they can’t see beyond the situation
to recognize where you were before?

When you scream out loud
only for them to pretend you’re not there?

Where is there left to go
when you’re neither neither nor nor?

(13 August 2016)


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Hour Eleven: Neither neither nor nor

Don’t forget to check out the other poems!

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