Sue vs. the argot

The word stared – a gang tag,
telling in so many ways.

Itchy, like eczema or scabies
or maybe a tic.

I am outside the word. Pissed.
Hurt. How dare it!

Cults and old boys and cliques.
Tennis clubs and decades long pals

and forever marriages
and new lovers.

Long conversations and
seven veiled words.

Pedagogues not teachers.
Damn the argot.

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"The river flows both ways." (Margaret Laurence)

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