It wasn’t long ago that we were poking fun at people rather aggressively
for holding up pictures of themselves
holding up signs of a political purpose
and posting that upon the internet.
Then, circumstances changed,
and we did it more than ever.
To act a little bit worthy of embarrassment, to feel kind of egregious,
for some mission far greater than you’d ever surmised,
that is to make exception beyond exception.
You have such beauty, but….
are you not like the way you are
when you serenely mock someone for their body type?
Or perhaps, some other feature, which is not exactly voluntarily?
You indulge in such a savory mode,
calling attention to an alleged ugly trait
that you know you wouldn’t call out
against someone you see as on the right side of history.
What you have is not high dignity.
What you have is mischievous maturity.
And that is an emotion that I am here to tell you about.
I will be your new exception beyond exception.
For the sake of a world
where what enamors you toward shaming fairly superficial traits
is going to not ever glide you toward that mediocre joy.
I will pound a better shame into you.
And make us a more FIT kind of creature.
My manifesto will be the food upon our plates.
Please let me give you just a taste.