Scared Silly


It's so difficult for us to tolerate
Anyone who's not like us, isn't it?
Like, we can't tolerate people of another country.
We can't tolerate people of another province.
We certainly can't tolerate people of another caste.
We can't tolerate people of another religious perspective.
We can't tolerate the other gender.
We can't even tolerate different people of our own gender
We're all so scared. Like it or not.
At the end of the day, when all's said and done
We're bound by this area of acceptance
That stretches only so far around our own bodies.
A comfort zone that we surround ourselves with
Where we tolerate people who
Just look and act like us.