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MP3 available at the 2011 SFPA Halloween Poetry Reading
Eyes glance at me as I enter,
then turn away, indifferent.
Where once I found acceptance,
I see polite, but vacant faces.
My words are spoken
in a newly foreign language.
You have not changed.
It's I who have become a stranger--
through choices not approved,
prowling along uncommon paths
beyond the borders of community.
I will not walk your narrow roads
another night or day
to reattain belongingness
or buy lost camaraderie.
Going my own way, I will stalk
the visions that cry out to me
in the night from distant places.
A solitary hunter, I will seek new voices
that sing in harmony with my heart's song.
An alien in your midst, no longer.
Copyright © 1996, by Elizabeth W. Bennefeld, and published in Reflections & Visions, a W.H.E.E.L. chapbook (Nov. 1996).