skittle

So today I realised something -
These skittles are cool, sure. But let me get needlessly deep a sec.
I always thought I didn’t like the yellow skittles, or the orange ones. So if I saw them in the pack I’d leave them or give them to someone else.
And today I’m munching on these white Skittles thinking “oh no I’m going to come across a yellow one any minute” and you know what? I must have come across a yellow one by now because almost the whole pack is gone. But you know what else? I’ve enjoyed every flavour I’ve put in my mouth this morning. I just think skittles have summed up the way things like homophobia work. They see the label, the ‘colour’ and think “wow, better stay away”, but if you take that away, chances are they’d enjoy the different flavours all the same.
Back to your regularly scheduled poetry soon everyone !!

“Only one rainbow deserves to be the centre of attention…”

in the UK skittles have a limit edition white version raising money for lgbtq charities. i’m not usually bothered by marketing gimmicks, and whether you think this is good/well conceived or not, apparently an individual skittle is actually called a “lentil” and i think we can all agree that is truly horrible