What Does It Mean to Be LGBTQIA+


I wonder if he knows of the predator outside

lurking outside of the windows

waiting for the opportunity to begin

new business.


I wonder if she knows of the protector inside

lurking inside of the doorway

waiting for the food she is to eat



I wonder if we know the extent of the truth by which

we govern ourselves by which

we judge what is happening around us by which

we edit our response.


I wonder if they know that no matter what

hate will never prevail

in my country

justice must be served

in my country

karma is real.


Cyclic abuse of the privilege afforded

closes the boundaries once offered and

it's somehow

the fault

of each

of us.



to be continued...