Questions for authors/poets.

Last night I wrote a poem. It’s a bit difficult. Not that it’s a puzzle, no, it has language that could make some people wince. I want to publish it, but I’m wondering how others feel about this issue. I know a few people who are secure in making choices like that. Has anyone held back because they know that the language is controversial?


Addendum-

This is the poem I was having a quandary about. I obviously decided to publish it. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, and thoughtful discussion. Do not let this addition dissuade you from replying to the original post. The discussion has been helpful, and entertaining.