someone who knows

i am someone who knows what it's like

to feel that burning in the back of your throat when you hear someone you know

say those god damned words:

"i don't agree with it"

"not around my children"

"hate the sin, love the sinner"

i am no sinner, no more than you.

my flesh wrapped tightly around another woman

is as godly

is as heavenly as any church

my screaming fire for those soft cheekbones

gentle, healing, christlike touches

all from a woman's fingertips 

that is my religion.

i am someone who knows god

because she is in every lesbian i know.

This poem is about: 
My community


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