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i write gay-ass poetry and vibe

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Please be nice I am sensitive :)

On Lesbianism

August 28, 2020

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"Lesbian" feels like home.
That Lady of Lesbos,
Who loved, and immortalized her love
through breath.
Who's comforting arms keep us,
daughters of Bilitis,
safe.

"Lesbian" feels like a stranger.
A porn category,
a dirty word,
an insult.
It sounds like objectification,
fetishisation
by sweaty men
at 2 am. 

"Lesbian" feels like a protest. 
We, a menace to society
painted lavender
with wide smiles and warm hands.
Our self-acceptance is 
rebellion
our love is
revolution. 

 
This one was a LOT to write. Identifying as lesbian has always felt scary, but it is such a magical word, a magical state of being that just fits with me. I hope I connected to someone through this poem. See if you can spot the references to various lesbian organisations :)

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5 Comments
  • timid.

    better than words <3


    3 months ago
  • waxingcrescents

    This piece!! It's so good. I especially love the last stanza.


    3 months ago
  • sunny.v

    yes queen talk yo truth!! <3


    3 months ago
  • Katenewell

    Beautiful symbolism, love all your references to Sappho and wlw history. Such a brilliant, relevant piece, thank you for publishing! You live up to your bio aha :)


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    <3 Wow, this is so heartfelt. It really hit me! I love the "painted lavender" part XD I actually recently dyed my hair purple so this felt like it was speaking directly to me.
    Beautiful and so true! I love this piece!


    3 months ago