Peter Street

Sheep Inheritance

I am a sheep

that’s what the family call me

a black one. I have tried painting myself

a colour they want me to be

gone through all the rainbow

each one just seems to slide off

like its not meant, not suited

worst still I’ve dripped all over their best

carpets, stained, for everyone to see,

talk about, while they chew and swig down

a bit more bigotry

Peter Street © 2007