There are whispers and angry pointed looks
Taunts that pull from all sides with invisible hooks
A certain knowing that I’m different from the rest
Each hour and every day another pass or fail test
Which block do I check if every question is true or false?
Which highway do I travel or which bridge do I dare to cross?
How do I ask for directions if no one ever makes direct eye contact?
How do I break out of solitary confinement with my heart intact?