the revolution will be shaped by queers

Straight men

they always try conflate our power with ego

Accusing us of narcissism

when we fight for ourselves

in these spaces

in revolution

trying to carve out room

in the crampness

of their straightness

and misogyny

 

we try to work with our brothers

so that they may understand

that their own liberation

is connected to our struggle for wholeness

our struggle to shed objectification

through the wage

through the gaze

and force of empires

on our land

and in our intimacy

 

we struggle to be free

and we will not apologize.

 

they say we are selfish

not understanding the patriarchy that clutches at such accusations

You say im selfish

because you expect a certain kind of womyn in the movement

that self sacrificing, positive, femme

working thru the back doors

of your male dominated struggle

as you stroke the cock of the next ego filled man ‘runnin shit’

 

No.

I say my truth is my power and I use it for my people

and you will not break it to hold on to the white mans power.

No

you will not.