The bumpy carpet
what's pressed down reveals
So they are afraid of your difference, of how they think their existence is threatened if you should gain the upper hand. So they keep you down, with basics that have become expert over time. But you come to realise that their powerful oppression ways are precisely where they are weakest, and you apply focus there to unravel them. After all, when too much is hidden under rugs, people can no longer walk smoothly over them.
They do not see you, reacting none, as if you were not there. But you are, and your behaviour shows your ever presence. They do not know how discomforted you are to uphold your necessary actions with steady dignity, but they sure feel the discomfort that their ostracism turns themselves invisible. Eventually in frustration they might try to hush and hiss and disapprove of you. Smile. Their indifference has failed.
So they try putting you down, derisive laughter united drowning out your normal speech like a carpet of noisy waves. But what you continue to purposely do jars their sound efforts, and when they must stop cacophony to catch breath, your concise, sensible responses project across to count.
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