Aliens

I try.
God,
I try so hard.
 
 “You’re like Mr. Spock,” he said.
 “You look so human, but it’s like you don’t have
 feelings. You always do the logical thing.”
 
 And I am always a little
 out of step with the world.
 A little less good would be okay, they say.
 
 (Can you be kind to people and still
 get ahead?
 We think so.)
 
 I have feelings. I show them
 very carefully
 and only to those I trust.
 
 Mostly, to other aliens.

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