The bristles on your lips are grey
Age is not truth old man
Fat on your unasked for advice

You struggle to find words
Pause as the mother twists into a foreign tongue
No need to bother.
I understand you perfectly.

“Get to know the people
And don’t be such a snob.
“It’s that school mentality”
That was more diverse than your mythical solidarity

Sweeping words that transcend class and race
but cannot grasp humanity