they’re kept smothered in pockets and assimilation with the rest,

becoming one with yet invisible through the mess

praised for its shine and exotic brilliance,

yet considered inferior to others without recompense

items to seen, held, molested

having their beauty worn away and stolen uncontested

collected to be shown off for envy and awe,

never truly — disrespect stuck in the craw

frivolously used and traded for profit an access,

items prejudiced for the capitalization of experimentation and bondage — i digress

objects used to play the game,

with one winner and one loser — result always the same

Cleveland | 30 | Seeking to make small change with my words and thoughts. More material available on The East by West https://www.theeastbywest.com

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