Not Your Token Young Person
Don’t hire me to your board,
then refuse to give me a vote.
Don’t interview me about my work,
then use me for one quote.
Don't ask me to “educate” people
that are already in the know.
Don’t capitalize on real struggles
by using the LGBT+ rainbow.
Don't tell me that I’ll do great things
as if I’m not already.
Don’t dismiss my plans, my passion
as if my presence is temporary.
I’m exhausted from watching
as society’s problems worsen.
I need your support,
but I won’t be your token young person.