To be seen

Prose for (all) those left behind, minimized in spaces governed by hostile faces and voices divorced from the golden rule, as feeling drained and devalued is the norm and a segue to being consumed… push back.

Ain’t I a HUman?


In my
corporate travels
I’ve encountered
the duality
of humanity.

A microcosm of
a larger world
shared.

The good juxtaposed
with the ugly.

The lasting takeaway
for me?

Was the understanding
that there is
no air
in the box.

If I have to
be demeaned
to be seen
then how
is that
not obscene?

Ain’t I a HUman?

If so these
indignities
microaggressions
gaslighting
and crocodile tears
by guilty parties
will not
stand.


Ain’t I a HUman?

Prose inspired by the series… “the Workplace”.

Copyright © 2021 ShunPwrites. All Rights Reserved.

2 Comments

  1. Will S. says:

    Perfect. Everyone gets left behind once in a while, some more than others. This speaks to that beautifully. 👍🏽

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your kind words Will, they are appreciated!

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