Places That I Have Never Been

I’ve never been to Disneyland
But I know what it’s like to be disappointed
Mickey is just some dude

I’ve never been to Wall Street
But I know what it’s like to be cheated
And watch my savings fleeced

I have never been to the Congo
But I know what it’s like to break my back
For dictators at 2 bucks a day

I’ve never been to Central Park
But I know what it’s like to be mugged
at gunpoint in the dark

I’ve never been to a slaughterhouse
But I know what it’s like to watch animals suffer
and the light in their eyes dim

I’ve never been to the Athabasca oil sands
But I know what it’s like to be raped
decimated and laid bare

I’ve never been to the Statue Of Liberty
But I know what it’s like to hope
Within the bonds of wage slavery

I’ve never been to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
But I know what it’s like to be cast out
and thrown away

I’ve never been to the Vatican
But I know what it like to have blood on my hands
That never washes out

I’ve never been to Hollywood
But I know what it’s like to be a whore
Just to pay rent

I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon
But I know what it’s like to feel insignificant
and so very small

I’ve have never been to the zoo
but I know what it’s like to be kept
dissected and pointed at

I’ve never been to Death Valley
But I know what it’s like to be depressed
And to be as low as one can go

I’ve never been to prison
But i know what it’s like to be taken
kicking and screaming

I have never seen the bearded lady
But I know what it’s like to be ridiculed
for being transgender

I have never been on top of the world
But at least I know what it’s like to be loved
Sleeping next to you



Words by: Cara Feral
Photo: Open Pit Mines, Alberta, Canada, 2014

Published by subversopus

I am a loveable and squeezable poet and writer. I live in beautiful Oregon with my cat and boyfriend. I love long distance hiking and have completed the entire lengths of the Appalachian Trail (2002, 2014) The Pacific Crest Trail (2012) and the Continental Divide Trail in (2013). Please check out my blog, ThetigressAwakens.wordpress.com and my poetry only blog, Everydayoneironaut.wordpress.com. Cheers and have a kick ass day!!!

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