Inherit their voice

This post recall the a dark time in recent history. Aids: dying without mercy, condemnation in every direction. We have moved forward yet have a long way to go. Let’s learn more today and everyday. From my dear friend at The Feathered Sleep. M

TheFeatheredSleep

2012610_1809dSat facing away from the sun

an old man wipes years from his eyes

drawn over with cataract like milky bath water

he strains to see the outline of motion

where are all the old men? He thinks

once so barrel chested and neatly trimmed

with mustaches and shiny hair like Cover Girl teens

where are all the eighties queers who painted beaches

with tight abs and tiny shorts in tropical shades?

now half empty, the beach longs for color

only rotund women with bristly chins

unkempt hair chopped without thought

some with children or children’s children

placing sensible shades and thick UV factor 50

on slow-moving parts of themselves

in previous years you could

reach out and paint a rainbow

in their courage of being twenty

though lesbians and gay men do not

always a palate make

such contrasts in their expression

these women without restraint

mopping the brows…

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3 comments

  1. G
    I thought so to, she’s amazing. Everything I’ve read of hers has hit me hard, sat times it’s like she’s telling my story. You should check her out. She’s a professional and comes out if those little review magazines. I’m going to email you for some advice.
    M

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