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John Who Hears ThingsJust ignore those sounds and they'll be gone, they say, or you're just imagining. And anyway, a gay man's place is sleeping so the rising sun can catch him looking up at the rainbow-stained banner before he goes to work, the banner that waves in the morning air and in the morning light advertises bright colors and covers the broken heart hiding in his own home, beneath the strict laws of our nation's law-makers, under the floorboards burning in a flame war no one wants put out, in the air chilled by people's frozen hearts.
John, whose lover lives half a city away and happens to be a man as well, is sorry there is no one brave enough to rise and help them make a stand. John, who was forced to hide in the dark closet because of the people outside, is young and smart and works full-time at the lone restaurant in the city's heart.
Two subway stops and a walk down Wall Street, because he doesn't want to spend his entire life hiding in his own home or deflecting insults as the two walk down
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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