Funeral for my Straight Self

Featured Image: Laura Shannonhouse We are gathered here today The Masked Priest’s voice booms To celebrate the life Of this straight self Though voices wail And I open my eyes to peek Too curious to keep them shut And suddenly I see A hundred lovers so beautiful Though they weep draped in black, Gripping odd…

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A Letter To My Straight Self

Featured Image: Jernej Graj Dear Straight Self I wish you had known many things Though I know you needed to stumble Blindly groping about in the darkness Before you could rip that blindfold off your eyes And finally sprint into daybreak. I now know you were deluded So deluded by the illusion  Of your heterosexuality…

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Featured Image: Nathan Dumlao Derek Chauvin is Guilty of second-degree murder Guilty of third-degree murder And guilty of second-degree manslaughter. Are the first words I wake up to This ugly truth I always knew But they wrapped up under that statement It was one bad apple Asking, What was George Floyd doing? As if it…

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