September 21st, 2016

Shaman - Horse

Poem - The Norm Beyond

September 19-26, 2016, marks the time for Bisexual Awareness Week. GLADD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) promotes the week as a recognition of bi and bi+ in regards to history, culture, community, and current policy priorities. For myself it is a celebration of choice and living as a human being. The poem "The Norm Beyond" explores the myths of bisexuality: gender confusion, laziness (not willing to choose), and loose morals.

The Norm Beyond

Is it too much to love
the world as a whole
to see all as beautiful?
To each there own is the call
attraction is the realm of self
extending to a wider world.

Awareness is the greatest tool
to relate to these ways
not to agree or condone mind you
just to see the human face
present in the condition whole
presented by the bi plus ways.

Confusion is not the case
anymore than others feel
when attraction is a puzzle
to step outside the formal box
lends a person to ponder life
to be sure that this is their choice.

Consider this not laziness
inclusion is the only path
to be drawn to the all
when geometry matters less
than finding the perfect one
of the same or different kind.

This is not a call to be a slut
discernment is still a goal
predilections have their sway
as the world is viewed
with a judgement of the desired
against the whole of humankind.

Thank you for listening to these words
speaking truth beyond the norm
of relating to same or opposite
while diversity is an option too
with human beings as themselves
with a single question to now voice.

Is it too much to embrace
the idea that bodies please
no matter the form they have?
The end game is the same
to find a person fulfilling needs
to find a soul that can complete.

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