Noemi Lee

Rookie (2006)

Leave My Name Out Of Your Mouth - Poem by Noemi Lee

In my experience,
I have seen others speak on a topic,
failing to make it clear that they are speaking
solely from
their
own
experience.

So they say things like
Black women- this
or White men that,
Americans east,
Gays south.

The truth of the matter is
you only know your
experience
you don't know mine.

You ask why it matters

And I tell you this:
by saying '_____ Women' you called *my* name.

But you
don't
know
me

Leave my name out of your mouth.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2006



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