I. outcast frenzy she hides in her shadow persona: that makes her feel ****** and *****, that welcomes Death too soon, that forces her to be straight, straight, STRAIGHT the mold that shapes her broken form.
II. courage to roar my sweetness in my bitter days: she's a rainbow of colorful emotions, she flashes lemonade smiles, she erects walls of resentment, hisses at the homophobic snakes.
III. blissful liberation my hope in my sandcastle of despair: she's a victory in all of my defeats, she attacks the demons in her mind, she reconstructs her walls into ladders, climbs out the **** closet because she's proud to be ***!
-to my baby sunshine
— Melody 3/22/19
I'm so proud of my cousin's daughter for coming out as a lesbian to me; I'll always love and accept her.