Choose

Entire civilizations are built
Upon the desire to categorize
Whatever is experienced–
In two options. Two is the minimum
Number for there to be choices,
And the ones who created
The need to choose are not
The sharpest tools in the set.

And if a person does not
Fit into either neatly packaged box,
Society doesn’t know how
To categorize her. He’ll float on,
Ignored as if a ghost.

This is one instance where being
An apparition doesn’t seem
Like that bad of an option.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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