Minnehaha Park is hot in the summer Even by the water Who knew it would be so hot Even down by the water? But all of it is hot
And there are acorns everywhere Scattered on the ground Below our butts as we try to sit And have a little picnic On a brightly checkered blanket Between two tall trees That tower above us And grant us shade While pelting acorns down Into our cheese and crackers
And fancy rosé wine Whatever that means I thought wine was wine But I guess they have personalities Like people Like couples Some things pair well together Like my crisp pineapple and cheap ******' pizza Or your stinky blue cheese and weird cookie-like ******* Like us
And the cheese sits on a green marble slab Elegant as **** Because that's just who you are But that marble slab sits on top of a pizza box Simple as **** Because that's just who I am And we pair well On this hot *** summer day While we drink rosé And "I love you" is all we say Because sometimes we don't have to say anything We're okay without words In the middle of a park On a hot *** summer day
Stumbling into a room Innebriated, flushed Sweat collects heavily Over your brow A shaky forefinger Thrown into faces Of strangers in the hall And then back at me Swears used as adjectives You tell the tales Of the disappointment You can't help but feel When you look at me I find myself apologizing For carrying your genes For knowing you For being born with your name I find myself apologizing And though I don't say it I'm really apologizing For not being as valuable To you as whiskey.
Dear world, I have something I have been dying to tell you.
For some time I have known something about myself that most of you don’t. I know myself better now than I ever have before.
So I have decided to end my hiding. to let myself live in the light from now on
I spent far too long wondering how you would react when I told you. Now I know, how you react is not my choice it is yours alone I am who I am I cannot change and I don’t even want to I am not ashamed I am no longer afraid
Your acceptance and love is valuable but I can stand on my own feet and when I my feet get tired and my legs grow weak they will catch me. I am loved I am accepted And love overcomes all.
So when finally break down the final wall of this cage and I tell you *** Whether you choose to love me for me or not I will be okay because I am loved I am accepted and I am strong We are strong and we are not going away
I am the same me I will speak I will be a voice for the voiceless I will be me and I will never be silent
This poem was written during my coming out process. The line of ****** is meant to be a place for any sort of confession or truth to be placed. For me it was, "that I am gay" but this line can chance for any person or situation. If you are working on coming out or anything else like that please feel free to use my poem if you would like. I would like to ask for credit of some sort if you repost. Thank you for reading. x