how should i say it?
what words should i use,
to point to uncomfortable things that you do –
when you’re snippy cos you think that straight
ain’t properly being acknowledged for what they do;
as if we should be grateful that you don’t complain too much
yes, how should i word that?
or when you’re reminded
that you’ve paid no mind
to disabled people –
(why, no! of course you never meant to be unkind).
or if we seem too much to mind
that you’ve given us some little time,
and that should be enough, no matter what
gets left behind.
how would you have me say that
in a way that
or should we recognise
that you offense
is a problem