April 26th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - To Be Seen

Visibility is a struggle for all people in the LGBQTIA+ community. There are days dedicated to all those who identify with one or more of the letters. Lesbian Visibility Day is celebrated April 26. The day showcases women-loving-women, providing a platform for lesbian role models to speak out on the issues facing female sexual minorities.  The origins of the day remain mysterious, but is has been running since 2008. Having initially started in the US, Lesbian Visibility Day – thanks to the wonders of the worldwide web – is now celebrated internationally.

To Be Seen

First proclaimed in the year
Madonna reached half century
another day to celebrate
what’s made evident to be blessed
26th of April’s breadth
visibility on the breeze
what was covert is now made plain
a healthy wind that still blows

It’s the day to be seen
out of closets into day
for the fair that love the same
walking tall without shame
by the singles or the pairs
it’s still pure no matter what
beauty found and then proclaimed
fealty to life’s desire.

Relationships bloom from love’s loam
too long buried in plain sight
what was hid is now
bearing fruit for future’s gain
what’s once kindled none should forsake
no longer should the door be closed
celebrating the joy of self
shared with others in love’s embrace.

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