Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Just The Way, It Was (May 10, 2016)

Am surprise
By your reaction to
A part of my life.

From the 1980s
And early 1990s.

Dark times
For the LGBT+ community
As we were forced
To confront several epidemics
At once.

Not all
Were related to
The emerging killer

Being expose
To the virulent hate
For the first time
Of transphobia
And homophobia.

Not from
Other kids
But adults.

Already have
That t-shirt
Years ago.

I started kindergarten
In 1975.

Along with
The PTSD flashbacks
Auditory and visual
In constant rotation
Throughout the years.

I thought
With the gaining of age
One got smarter and wiser
About the world
Around them.

Just part
Of the curse
An optimistic-pessimist.

I know
It's an oxymoron
Like military intelligence.

So sue me.

On second thought
Better not
Still have money leftover
From my disability cheque.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: Guess, the little things that most people take for granted, are those memories, which filled us, with sadness and regret.

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