Freddie Mercury tells Mary Austin “I think I’m bisexual”. And my heart beats like mad Because no one else has connected to A secret like this before No one else notices The drum beats of my chest This isn’t even one of the three times Tears fall Unhindered
He tells his band His family That he has it It’s an ending that is known to the world But in the moment Aids is not life-shattering Because of the sun that filled his soul And it fills theirs As they promise To break a hole in the sky
His hand rests gently upon Jim Hutton’s It’s accepted His arms wrap around His father And his father’s wrap around him It’s accepted
The opening bars To chords That only hours ago I’d deemed my favorite Begin to play and his life And its end are played out with it I’m glad he got his happy ending Through drops of water I tell my dad That this is it
(Unbidden) Pt. 3:
I researched immediately after the dream-like To see if that’s all it was A dream I try to explain But my mother is stuck on the Anti To something she didn’t even know Graced my reveries I push down doubts Doubts that have filled the both of us Him and I That still linger
But It’s a moment of light projected into My soul A moment so gold-coated That a vision of the same words almost Leave my lips And fill the comfortable silence Of my dad’s car They don’t But unfazed I vow To remember Golden Silver Bronzed Freddie Mercury When they do.