Friday, October 09, 2009

In solidarity with those on the National Equality March, here is a poem by Audre Lorde:

Bicentennial Poem # 21,000,000

I know
the boundaries of my nation lie
within myself
but when I see old movies
of the final liberation of Paris
with french tanks rumbling over land
that is their own again
and old french men weeping
hats over their hearts
singing a triumphant national anthem

My eyes fill up with muddy tears
that have no earth to fall upon.

May there someday be a land where transgender, queer, lesbian, heterosexual, gay, bisexual and asexual people *all* feel welcome and safe; and may there be fewer muddy tears there and everywhere.


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