The Shadow Knows


Though voiceless,
its outline screams at me
As if with a lowered head,
the sense of sorrow overwhelms me
Why should this being keep company
with a spry teller of make-believe?
A honed talent caused the weeping and
the grinners to seek my blessing
After words, their lives were changed
If only for a moment
But why is truth a necessity 
when peace and harmony calls?
It creeps towards me
and my name melts 
with whatever mortal sin I committed
it reminds me of a childhood friend
who would smile when I was chastised
for being myself
imagining better, softer times
in a welcoming world of bliss
Who will tell my stories when I can’t?
The price we pay for companionship
often comes with a penalty
For maybe the debt was paid too soon

The Coming Out Party


It’s time

Let the lights shine

Break out the Bacardi

All Hail the coming out party

 

Might not be a big thing

Why don’t you see what’s underneath

Jump up and down and sing

Why did Eve have to wear a leaf?

 

Times are changing

Not so much for the world

So the closets are flaming

Even children want to unfurl

 

Why hide so much

When all love is hearty

So much Sweetness to the touch

Time for a coming out party

 

Break the taboo

Was it really written in stone?

Powers that be don’t have a clue

They tap more than a telephone

 

Raise your voices

And take a stand

You have choices

Hold the same hand

 

What a treasure

Make their hearts see

Pleasure is the measure

Just join the coming out party

 

 

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