to the lesbians making out across from me

I’m glad
that you’re here. I’m even gladder
that certain people
of my acquaintance
are not. they might well
write a song about you
which would objectify you
and make your healthy sexuality
into a spectacle for their delectation
when it’s nobody’s business
but yours.

that said, I really like
how you look like
real lesbians, comfortable with
yourselves and each other and
public displays of affection,
and I like how you kiss like
real lesbians, not like two girls
who aren’t really attracted to each other
but are getting paid big bucks
to ritually titillate men by half-assedly making out.

you’re not plucked and
made up to within an
inch of your lives,
toned and tanned
and fake-nailed etc.
(not that I judge the women
that have made that choice
to survive under the patriarchy.)
it’s just refreshing to see two ladies
who are so obviously
in love.

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R. Brookes McKenzie

what fresh hell is this

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