Social Justice Poetry

Surgery | A Social Justice Poem by SB Moore

They scrape a layer away,
like skimming the surface
of a pool.

The person’s still hidden
underneath.

She doesn’t like herself,
doesn’t like being called
homo and gay and queer
and dyke, so she asks for
a new person instead.

Problem is, no matter how
far they dig, the layers
all look the same.

In fact, the surgeons are
not even sure what they are
looking for, even though at
least one of them is fully
convinced they will know it
when they finally see it.


Social Justice Poetry is completely reader supported, please help me keep it going.

Have you read Guy Farmer's social justice poetry book now available on Amazon?

Read social justice poems by Guy Farmer on this site.