Friday, April 24, 2009

being gay

being gay isn't 'gay.'
it's parents that forsake you.
lonely nights slept
on picnic tables in the park.

it's being prey for
grifters in search of money
and drugs, stealing stuff.
it's no family tree.

it's new friends
who help you through 
the pain left behind.
doctors who care more than dad.

it's wisdom, earned at
the point of a knife
leaving bitter scars.
it's unwholesome, it's 'gay.'

tell me again about
our 'agenda?'
who has the time?