ode to a better world

i am against same sex marriage
i am against same sex marriage
            and i am proud of it
i am against same sex marriage
            and you can hate me for it
     or love me for it
i dont have a preference
your dissent or approval
            wont make me change
     my mind

i am against same sex marriage
            because i am tired of watching
     straight people cheer for it
            thinking that this is what
     separates queer people from being
equal to straight people

i dont want your equality
i want systemic change

i am against same sex marriage
            because queer people still die
     simply because they are queer
i am against same sex marriage
            because where i live
     forty percent of homeless youth
            are queer
i am against same sex marriage
            because the form still says
     check male or female
i am against same sex marriage
            because the implication is that
     if i can get married             what else could i
                        possibly want

i want more
i want different

i dont want marriage
            straight or otherwise
there should be no reason for
            people to register their relationships
     with the county clerk

but marriage is only a symptom
            of a greater problem
i dont need anyones assimilationist
            solutions
i dont want to assimilate into
            a broken system

i dont want marriage

i want revolution

Help Wanted.

I need people. Come visit me? We could play trivia board games or sit awkwardly in silence.

I’m kind of a shut-in. But, I need people.

Come visit me?

Love Letter…Try Two.

Maybe if I stop staying up so late I will stop texting you and being disappointed when you don’t reply.

We’ve got so much to talk about.

You remember, when we were just kids, and there was that spark? Do you think we could find that again?

If so, there are some things you should know about me:

1. I don’t know how to enjoy alone-time. That doesn’t mean I couldn’t. It just means you’ll have to be patient with me while I learn.

2. I don’t know how to do halfway. I need commitment. I need sincerity. I need communication. I need them because if they aren’t there, I will run. If they are there, I will give all the commitment and sincerity and communication I can stand.

3. I don’t know how to do love. So I’m writing you this letter in the hopes that someday soon you will teach me.

I hope you’ll write back. If not, I understand.

Maybe I should go to bed earlier.

Sincerely,
Me