Why did you affect me so?
It’s not because you needed to exert dominance over a middle-aged woman from Plainfield.
I already know that you consider my age a lesser status.
I already know that you consider my gender a lesser being.
I already know that you consider my culture degenerate.
Oh! and the way you startled when I mentioned my wife! That was precious. You explained that marriage was so banal… yet you kept bringing up heteronormativity.
I already know what you are.
I think, really, that I’m pissed because you apologized beforehand
– demonstrating that you knew your words were not welcome –
(did you even know that they were unsolicited? or do you walk through this world imagining that everything is open to your correction?)
and then did not hold back from doing that which was worthy of apology…
… after three months of explaining the superiority of your theology and philosophy.
I do not think less of you, I already know what you are.
But I’m rather disappointed in your god.