it is as if everyone is in a room,
but we are not really together.
for they stay on their side
and we stay on ours.
is it because of gender?
because there are wage gaps
and the idea that women
are less than men.
or is it because of politics?
because there are liberals and conservatives,
each person secretly thinking their methods
are better than those of the person next to them.
or is it because of race?
because a person cannot change
the colour of skin that they are born with,
yet a select few are constantly targeted because they are darker than others.
or is it because of religion?
because it is assumed that some are automatically terrorists
or that some have the
“holier than thou” mindset.
or is it because of sexual orientation?
because some are not allowed to love
the people that they love,
and then they are shunned because of it.
togetherness is hard to come by
when we so readily divide ourselves.
in this room, they will stay on their side
and we will stay on ours.