Invisible Courts of Esteem

by Zachary A. Horn

Whiteness
maleness
and comfort
in my own skin.

Buys
undeserved
privilege.

In invisible
courts
of esteem.

Weighed
and found
to be more
than I am.

More than
others
deemed less
than.

Owing to
undeserved
debts.

Born of
undeserved
circumstances.

In invisible
courts
of esteem.

Where privileges
and penalties
capriciously given
create injustice for all.

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