Semantic Crisis

traitor, he bellowed
trey-ter
emphasizing each syllable
as if
words need our support
to stand out
to believe
in themselves

maybe they do
especially
words like those
living through
identity crisis

words like those
used to being
thrown at random,
attached to
the unwanted,
always,
start feeling
unwanted

and in their acceptance
is their death
from ignominy
to anonymity
some words
are trapped
in search
of their own meanings

like people

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