Chants of slurs follow people
down the streets
through the halls
Places supposed to be sacrad and safe
Turned against them.
Nobody woke up and asked to be called 'Fag'
walking down the sidewalk midtown.
Nobody asked to be followed by a chanting freshman
down the hall
'trap' and 'tranny'
while you stayed quiet on your way to class.
Who would give up their all
just for mentioning a wife
or a husband
or a partner
while someone eaves dropped just a bit too long as just the wrong time
to catch wind
rushing to tell like a child during recess.
Everything is an act of vulnarability in a world so cruel.
To trust a place, a person so much only to be thrown away
cast aside into the streets for two simple words.