Bruised

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:33pm

gay and brown

and black and blue all over

 

sapphire eyes to blue niles pouring down

ruby lips to scarlet blood spilling over

 

gay and brown

and black and blue all over

 

I am scared

and I am sad

 

I am gay and brown

and black and blue all over

 

and I am angry

angry that my brown has been the foundation for hatred

angry that my blood that yearns for women makes me a sin

i am so, incredibly, angry

yet i am so incredibly sad

 

gay and brown

and black and blue all over

 

the red white and blue

the colors of a nation that turns its back to its people of color

 

its turned its back to me

but I will not turn my back to it

 

because I am gay and brown

and black and blue all over

 

and I belong here.