for Audrey Nelson

Continual

Opening lines

Masquerade a normality. 

I’m angry that it matters so much and that

Normal isn’t queer.
Glowing hearts, caring, and being treated the way I should be treated—this should be normal.

Openly, I try to share with everyone

Until the assumptions flood or the exhaustion kicks in.

Tired of coming out. Tired of having to.

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