Gideon’s Challenge


And alone
Ragged and lost
Rooted and adrift
and yet calm
Standing tall
even as
I quake
on the inside.

Someone spit in my face today.  Spit… in… my FACE.
Because I am a courteous enough to wear a mask?  No.

Because of my Korean heritage.

“Go back to China and take the virus back with you,” he said.

Fuck you too asshole.  I was born here.

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One thought on “Gideon’s Challenge

  1. I am so sorry, beautiful.
    I hate that I am unable to protect you from this kind of bullshit
    I’m outraged…and hobbled as there is nothing I can do but reassure you, hold you and tell you that I love you, that I am sorry for the idiocy and ignorance of others.

    I’m so sorry, my heart. For the fear, for the hurt, for the danger they put you in. I’m so sorry baby
    I love you so much

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