Opinions Kill




a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.


Dearly Beloved,

You aren’t beyond reason when fire rising in your chest burns up your throat
You aren’t out of your sanity if you bite the inside of your mouth to keep from speaking, shake your fingers to keep from typing

You also aren’t wrong if you do

If you do decide to speak your mind
Allow lava to pass your lips
When someone says it is just “a difference of opinion”

You are enraged because you know Opinions Kill

You know
only the privileged
have the privilege
to agree to disagree on the “difference of an opinion”

You know that opinions brushed like dust off of white, cis, het shoulders are
The bullets in an officers gun
The ink on a rejected application
The delay in medical care
The vote for relief funds
The stories that get remembered
The 0s on a paycheck
The years of a sentence
The justice of a system

a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge are being weighed against your truth

And the rules of their math always adds up in their favor

I’m so sorry Love,

I’m sorry you were treated like you were  out of your mind, sanity and reason for ending relationships with them
over the difference
of an opinion

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