Friday, June 11, 2010

This is What we Call Dabbling

I’m not homophobic

My son is gay.

I’m not a racist

My best friend is black.

You tell me as you

Tie your tie

Lace your shoes

Grab your bag of literature

And

Go.

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I love you,

Not

What you do.

What I do is who I am

So If you love me

Then you love what I do

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Choose God

Or

this

How, I wonder.

Why, I wonder.

What does it mean

When you tell me you

Love the sinner, but

Hate

The sin.

Love

Hate

Love

Hate

White

Black

All

None

Black

White

No

Grey

I love Grey.

I watch you sit there

On the phone

I love you, mom,

You say.

I love you for saying it.

You look at me and smile

What?

Nothing.

Why were you looking at me like that?

I just love you, that’s all.

We said I LOVE YOU for the first time last week

And every five minutes since

I love you too

You kiss me on the cheek as you lift

From the couch

Basketball shorts

White t-shirt with yellow tacos in the armpits

You are ugly

Tennis shorts

Green hoodie covered in blond dog hair

I am ugly

We are cute that way

I remember when

I remember when our lips

I remember when our lips first met

Like very old friends reuniting

That moment transcended

Sex

Became more than

Me

Fulfilled me

By making me one half of Us.

I was

Liberated

Rejuvenated

Free

Safe

Happy

I felt forgiven

Kissing for repentence



I have never been one to write poetry. Let me know what you think.

5 comments:

Lemonhead said...

I love it Tay! Especially the first two. Well done, keep em coming.

Good to be Free said...

It's great. You should dabble some more.

Lemonhead said...

at first i thought the one that starts with "i love you, mom" was about you and your mom, so when it got to the sex stuff, i was worried and confused, haha. then i read it again and got. and LOVED it! you're a born poet! -sam

Hope said...

I've never seen a poem quite like that before. The style is intriguing. I love it! The flow is terse, which leads people to stop and think about what the poem just said. I think I might have to dabble in this a bit myself ;) Thanks for sharing

Shaimaa Zaher said...

I like the line that says 'love the sinner but hate the sin'. best