The Palace and Pride

“The individual cannot bargain with the State. The State recognizes no coinage but power: and it issues the coins itself.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

community politics
on the kindling
of self interest
no manifesto
all passion
two worlds
new order
& old masters
for what?
razor sharp words
rip apart
what dares to grow
change or challenge
A community status quo…
grand royal place
to A community
testosterone filled memories
will write into history
The Palace
aging and stayed
it has always been a commodity
profit over people
now a corporate acquisition still run by queers
hungry to broaden the market
the profit
the community
G for gender
privilege curtailed;
no questions or answers

G for government
cultural sponsor
commercial exposure
accusations fly
treachery, sleeping with the enemy, sucking up
all the community
took a hit…
board politically raw
spirit of Pride
bestowing honorary queer
on straight conservative politician
lost, we forgot
no protest
a rainbow motorcade
watch your language and how you dress
we must look respectable
did He pay (to get in)?
we did
no community outrage
no raised voices
a game
we were all players
two tales
of self determination
wherever you look and listen
a constant community concern

alas we dream
liberation from the authoritarian restraint of government; liberation from social conformity in free association producing real social common wealth for all in our community

dare to be different



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