• Steph Shuff

Walls Up

Walls up!

I hear the mortar

and trowel

slide on red brick

Scraping

Walls up

Tears us down


Walls up!

A man must learn

to help himself

Feelings are for faggots

and femmes

Walls up

We bow down


Walls up!

Those aren't people

out there

they say

just ghosts haunting

abandoned shells

Walls up

Shoot them down


Walls up!

Eyes down!

Fight to the death

for the American dream.

Freedom

to be alone

behind walls

we build

safe

but suffocating.


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