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The Closet

This is part of the June 2022 Pride poetry series.

  1. Locked up in my closet, where it’s dark and dim;
  2. There’s no way to get out—monsters keep me in:
  3. The monsters of rejection, eviction on a whim
  4. The monsters of religion, family, and kin.
  5. Then a sunbeam slithers underneath the door
  6. Eyes begin adjusting—I can finally see.
  7. Suddenly I realize there is something more
  8. Turning the cold doorknob, ready to be me.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

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