How We See

 

gay-dar, gay-dar, gay-dar like sonic, homo-beings

seeing each other for the first time, hope educates

in the dark, at the park, on the streets, between plaid sheets

to the beat, where we eat, at the bars, beneath spilled stars

in the clubs, among green shrubs, inside shade, twilight’s fade

dancing disco, San Francisco, come play, find the way

to L.A., plan, scan, and stay, get that job, join the mob

scene, dream a clean sweep, take the leap and meet the person

we mean to be, become your own manly, womanly

self off the shelf, we can choose nothing to lose come cruise

take some time your climb is the sublime prime and then let

senses, senses, senses locate: All of creation

knows the heart from its start finally settles the search

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Transposed

 

The she is he now

her is him

and I am

mostly they

by nature 

we are still

you and me

inside

ever the same

as change

can fluid

like streams

seeking

to become oceans

and humans

continuing 

to evolve.

His is theirs now

and mine is ours

but all of us

we embrace

a future

free of nouns

or subordinate

pronouns,

the need

to dominate

or have power.

One simply wants

to grow

whole

and full of life

create 

as verb

never asks

for a gender

and besides

who are you

really

but your truest

self?

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