We work in the shadows with an air of civility,
Dropping the pants of a world undisclosed;
Where eyes vilify the skirted and clothed,
For breeding the sins of the overexposed.
We move softly in the shadows eclipsed by “the unsaid”.
With the weight of morality on our backs.
We amend with checks and our very souls,
As we drift namelessly, and fall through the cracks.
We’re the shame and mortification of being alive.
Our breasts, and sex, are man’s nature denied.
Shunned from the sun and logical discourse;
The raw…the real…the gospel lost inside…
Mirrors heedless of reflection.
K. Aldaya, 4/13/18