Asking me to stay. She turns towards me and says. A tone of tremor and disappointment all at once. The forest that embilleshes within your hair. Your voice, the one that echoed in the absence of mountains.
‘Reconciliation’ by Siegfried Sassoon
8 Pieces Of LGBT Spoken Word Poetry That Will Leave You Speechless
Used every shortcut imaginable. Stuck my head in the ground like a flamingo and changed the subject like a politician every time someone asked. Written that word down so many times that I barely think about it any more. Until I hear yet another tasteless and homophobic joke at the dinner table from yet another person that I have to cross out from my very short list of people I know I can trust. So when I described myself as a lesbian today, I stuttered through it even though I wanted to sound casual and calm and act like it was no big deal. I had to do something to ease my anger, so I made a blackout poem.
Silence awakens you In the fear of the night, But only because The space feels so tight. Over and over You think to yourself What were to happen If I were to kill myself. If I were to live a thousand lives and only love once that would be enough if it was with you. Will you let me stay in the warmth of your heart, my love? Will you let me live in the peacefulness of your heart, my love?
Seriously, I have nothing more to say — just watch. Have you grown up contrarily to what I wanted you to say? I most certainly didn't write you that way Was it something I said, something I did that turned you? Maybe I should have peppered your verses With sport, girls and beer Maybe as your author I deserted you Or did another writer turn you queer?