Male, Fifteen, Mouth Glued Shut

Whenever I hear someone call something

g a y

I bite my tongue and pretend,

A) I didn't hear it.


B) I think it's funny.

Because if I were to ask them not
to say those words

. fa g g o t . g a y l o r d . m a n f u c k e r . p o o f .

I wonder if they would
figure it out.
Would they
look at me differently,
tease-taunt me and
trip me as I walk past,
even though I am the exact same person
I was before.

I don't think I want
to risk it.