Twang (poem)


Geographic placement,
Shove you in a box.
Tongue reveals truth,
Even while spinning lies.

Socioeconomic status,
Rural-urban class.
Contextual, prejudicial,
Ideologies attached.

Labeled stupid hick,
Intellect assaulted.
But when running for office,
Folksy and so charming.

Double standards prevail,
White men steal who you are.
Celebrated wearing your skin,
Your flesh reviled and detested.