Friday, June 13, 2014

What I Read During the Debut II: "Rainbows and Spectra"

How convenient these labels must be
For you utilize them
Whenever you disagree.
“It’s not you,” you say, “it’s the autism.
“The bipolar.
“The OCD.
“The age.”
You know I need pills
When I am not subservient.
Why else would I dare
To challenge your words?
Only the ill speak out.
Disorders are an ideal excuse
To opt out of facing
The raw, merciless truth.
You’re right:
It is a phase.
I’m only confused.
Gender is permanently determined at birth.
I’m not poly, I’m just promiscuous.
And, of course, there is no way in Hell
I am a pagan--
I simply wish to offend
The real religions.
Keep telling yourself these things,
Because you alone
Seem content to believe them.

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