I am truly uncomfortable 

Amongst all well dressed people,

I avoid limelight of any kind

I prefer to be on the sidelines 

Indistinguishable from the shadows.

I freeze amidst the city people

With their emphasis on wealth.

Am often made to feel like an outsider 

When they discuss banal stuff.

You see I am a small town girl

And a misfit according to them.

They pretend I do not exist

And mostly look through me.

I too have a college education 

A good paying job

But they treat me like a rube

For I am an iconoclast.

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