It sounds like his throat
is filled with gravy.
Instinctively, I coughed in sympathy.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
There's something about
summertime sandals --
they're too muchto handle
when it comes tothe stench that
sweaty feet andleather create.
My nostrils don'tcelebrate or salivate about
the smell that emanatesfrom the partnership
that perpetratesheinous crimes
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Presents from Dad
He was so excited to bring "surprises"
home to us, whether it was a $5 movie
from McDonald's, Sam's Club chocolate
chip cookies, or a two liter of Dr. Pepper.
My sisters and I would laugh at him
and try to downplay his "treats," but it
was his simple, silly, contagious joy
that made the best gift of all.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Note: "Muslim" or any other religious term may be substituted for "Christian" and "Christ-like" hereunder; the same sentiments would apply.
A Letter to the Predator
Dear straight Christian friend,
When you post a picture of
a burning gay pride flag online,
I am not merely encountering
an expression of an opinion.
I don't simply see a person
making a statement
about an issue.
I don't view it as
an individual "deeply devoted
to a faith based on mercy and grace"
taking a stand amidst a culture war.
I see my friend
advocating -- and perpetrating --
violence against me.
I feel threatened
I see -- with my own eyes --
my friend proclaiming
to me and the world
that I am worthy of abuse.
I witness my friend
declaring me fit for
and burning flesh
I see that my friend --
my "loving, compassionate, Christ-like" friend --
is not, in fact, my friend at all.
-- Your gay neighbor