Poetry Pride

Dispersing Darkness Brightly

This poem is part of my June 2022 Pride series.

  1. All alone, except my groan, and no one else is like me.
  2. By myself, upon a shelf, and no one shares my psyche.
  3. Blackened sheep and named a creep, with fingers pointing at me.
  4. Poisoned words, all barbed and burred, are weaponed to attack me.
  5. But then a hand that understands emerges quite unlikely.
  6. My palm it cups and lifts me up, dispersing darkness brightly
  7. With rainbow rays, this fellow gay singlehanded showed me
  8. That what was me is actually we, and now I get to know 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 politics and labour.

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