Careful Now

The big person,
Moves, stereotypes, expectations, or
Lack thereof,
How unfair is that?

The little person,
Moves, stereotypes, expectations, or
Lack thereof,
How unfair is that.

I’m starting to think adjectives are a nuisance,
Descriptors diabolical,
Categories creations of misery,
And how unfair is that,

Taking away words,
Making them weapons of hurt,
Tools to dismantle us.
It’s just not right.

Yet, I know it’s not the word,
It’s the user, no matter the cause,
Their words are subject to interpretation,
Hopefully, not used for subjugation.

Be kind, everyone.
Use adjectives wisely,
Not to marginalize, not to antagonize,
Only to describe.

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