*Bigots in Training

the playground
                                         hopes for normalcy
ex-spectacular hopes
                                         for ordered play
grounds of bark and astroturf:
                                         TERFs and BiTs*
rope swings, and slides
                                         and pushing them higher
more absurd are the (audience) seats,
                                         circling ‘round
play toys and Plato,
                                         restricted by size:
t(w)o(o) (many) inches taller
                                         and she’s told to sit and behave,
lest you grow any taller:
                                         where she’ll go to play
and ego will stay:
watched and spayed,
                                         gutted, splayed, played, and neutered:
her spirit filleted.

Featured photo courtesy of author.


In a dream, you saw a way to survive, and you were filled with joy.


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