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Quotes tagged “LGBTQ+ Poetry”
"what the hell is that!?"
i wanted to turn around,
tell him that i got this dress on sale
& i got this body for free
but you have been making me pay for both
refuse to believe we are sick. But if we are,
do not heal us.”
You still do
Don’t forget that
P.S. I never hated you”
my oppression out-oppresses all the normal gay boys.
My gay boy friends are bathroom bouncers,
guarding the men's room door while I pee.”
Sometimes I confuse their shooting eyes for the bullet that met yours.
Sometimes I imagine the phone call my mother would get.
Can almost hear my sobbing friends.
Smell the lillies on my casket.
Touch my girlfriend’s black dress.
But brother, I am trying to be brave.”
Untouched boxes of condoms.
We are public secrets, playground jokes, and horror films.
We are costumes, stuffing, binding and makeup.
We aren’t real men to them.
Invisible til we’re screaming.
They don’t remember our names until they read them on our tombstones.”
before the trans suicide notes start to feel redundant,
before we realize that our bodies become lessons about sin
way before we learn how to love them.
Like God didn't save all this breath and mercy,
like my blood is not the wine that washed over Jesus' feet.”
I just love it enough to let it go,
I treat it like a house,
and when your house is falling apart,
you do not evacuate,
you make it comfortable enough to house all your insides,
you make it pretty enough to invite guests over,
you make the floorboards strong enough to stand on.”
said I could grow up to be anything I want.
I decided to be a boy...
I was the mystery of an anatomy,
a question asked but not answered,
tightroping between awkward boy and apologetic girl.”
and when he did not answer
I befriended silence in the hopes that my sin would burn.”
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