May 27th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Grasp of Unity

Marginalized, non-normative communities are often not seen in products of media. I attempt to do my part in allowing the grasping of unity.


Grasp of Unity

I saw myself on the screen
in the book and through the play
with validation I implore
as I’m judged beyond the fold

this revelation by a spotlight
shined upon the duplicates
near enough to speak my mind
imitator of disparity

affirmation in public view
this is permission for the whole
to avow my place to live
in the group from which I’m estranged

echoes of the hidden lives
sanctioned for all to see
blessing from disclosure’s path
of what was once sadly veiled

affirmation of what I am
what I already knew
is measured by the display
acceptance by the media

broadcast for full regard
the lack is seen at the same time
one or another seems the reward
for culture’s grasp of unity.

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