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
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