the way you say parsley

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such small differences kill
separating out the other
when the other
looks just like you

measured by the twist of a tongue

parsley, just one small sprig of green
dressing a plate

the way you say it
is the difference between a casual wave forward
or a bullet in the brain

inspired by this: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/01/162092252/remembering-to-never-forget-dominican-republics-parsley-massacre?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitte

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22 thoughts on “the way you say parsley

  1. definitely a social message here. even though this is very much to the extreme, it is much like any clique that singles out those that are different in my opinion.

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