Music: Icon For Hire – “Supposed To Be”
Location: Home Office Desk
Things have been so busy lately at home and at work that I didn’t realize the length of time it’s been since I last wrote a poem. It’s been 21 days! That’s unheard of for me. I decided to rectify that by checking out some of my first line prompts and landed on an experience that happened recently during a training session.
Aversion to Pink
Why did I get the pink post-it note?
My protest died in my throat,
I’m sure they meant nothing by the act,
It’s best that I don’t overreact,
All I could do was stare and blink,
Why did it have to be pink?
It’s not a color that I hate,
It’s just I’m a guy who’s straight,
That color is generally for a girl,
Hence why my reaction was a lip curl,
Even if the color doesn’t get my vote,
A post-it note is a post-it note.
I’m sure there’s a lot of folks out there that will roll their eyes at it and call it a symptom of toxic masculinity or the harmful effects of gender stereotyping but whatever. It’s my honest reaction to getting that color.