Poetry Pride

Show Straight

This poem is part of my June 2022 Pride series.

  1. Don’t pierce your ear, it’ll make you queer.
  2. Don’t wave that way, it’ll make you gay.
  3. Don’t grow that tag, they’ll call you “fag”.
  4. Don’t play the flute, they’ll call you “fruit”.
  5. Walk straight. Talk straight. Blow your candles straight.
  6. Throw straight. Show straight. Grab your handles straight.
  7. Stand straight. Hand straight. Make your bedding straight.
  8. Like straight. Love straight. Dream your wedding straight.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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