Social stigma.

Be open, discuss and share.

People will get it and you won’t regret it.

When the powerful know they have you ensnared.

You’ve been opened, read, pinned,  labelled and bookmarked.

Stigmatised, stamped on, crushed, dried, composted, buried, rotated,

and s  c  a  t  t  e  r  e  d … The many seeds of yourself burst open, take root and

lift themselves up, ready. Ready to be cut down and plated up. Ready to be consumed.

The eyes of the powerful take aim, and forks rise up, before

stopping. The eyes see the products of the harvest, the

faces in the corn. The many mouths of your many

parts, open up and the powerful, now deluded,

hear you. An ending, their ending, that is

now well and truly



Copyright owned by Jay Cool, April 2019

Poem inspired by a reading of a Grazia article about Britney Spears.

‘Stop the Stigma’  image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

‘Anther’ image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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