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so long as you laugh at everything
you think you're immune to critique
how can anyone confront you
when you demean so subtly
it's like you don't even realize
what you're really doing

maybe if i used analogies
you would see things differently
and wonder what was really funny
maybe with some role reversal
this veiled dismissal
would seem less normal

you make your jokes in homogenous company
at least presumably and predominantly
so no one will question your sense of humor

or you test your cracks
on someone who is targeted
if you can get them to laugh
it's proof they're not offensive
if they don't laugh
find someone like-minded to say
it was only a joke
what's the fucking problem anyway

it's really great how you can say
whatever YOU WANT
if they're as ignorant viewpoint
you want to BRING UP
blame it on the devil's advocate
or witty irony
and pretend that you're above
you're own fucking bigotry

laugh away your privilege
keep laughing and maybe someday
you can laugh it all away
and you'll never have to feel guilty

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from Don't Tell Me How To Feel, released May 3, 2016

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