The Othering Process Begins – Written Monday 18th October 2021 (Aged 46)

The Othering Process Begins

they had to mention his heritage
a british national
but his heritage had to be mentioned
the other process begins
it begins in newsrooms –
and newspaper offices

does every horrific event committed
need to have –
the person’s heritage mentioned
it is part of the narrative
and part of the sentence
johnny foreigner kills us
ad they always have a brown face

they had to mention his heritage
a british national
but they had to mention his roots
it is no surprise
our media will never bulk –
at the notion of going to far
maybe we need a terrorism edition
of, ‘who do you think you are’
othering is the notion
of dousing actual truth in hot tar

he was a british natonal
and that is a stark reality
no unity, no equality, no commonalities




James Garratt – Monday 18th October 2021


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https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2021 here
https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2021/

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