“You Don’t Look Like a Lesbian”

“You haven’t met the right guy.”

“How’d you know you don’t like it,

If you have never tried it?”

“Sexuality is fluid.”

“Everyone’s a little bit gay.”

“You weren’t born like that.”

“Someone must have hurt you.”

“But I could turn you straight.”

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We’re All Mad Here

No one answers the question:

How are humans supposed to feel?

Begging the follow-up inquiry:

Do all mental states possess illness(es)?

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I Can’t Be Everything for Everyone

Life’s full of people needing things from you,

Sometimes it’s supplying true interest in them,

Sometimes it’s comforting words when they’re lonely.

Life’s full of you needing things from people,

Sometimes it’s gifting advice to halt your mind,

Sometimes it’s holding you during a breakdown.

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No Poem November

A poem began to form as I fell asleep,

I was too exhausted to write it down,

Instead it ebbed and flowed on by.

Even as unconsciousness took me,

I tried to grasp onto the stanzas,

While they withdrew inside the vault.

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Souls Don’t Die | A Poem for my Grandparents

All my grandparents have left,

Yet none of them are gone.

They left behind disease,

They left behind old age,

They left behind suff’ring.

Now it all starts anew,

Every spirit’s next step.

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In Defense of “Birthday Month”

Whenever August 1st comes around,

“It’s the beginning of Birthday Month!”

I’d play along to a certain extent,

More times than not I’d also tease,

“People only get one birthday,

No one gets an entire month!”

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