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
burning
on the kindling
of self interest
no manifesto
all passion
 
two worlds
new order
& old masters
critical
hypocritical
for what?
 
1
razor sharp words
rip apart
what dares to grow
change or challenge
A community status quo…
 
grand royal place
iconic
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
 
2
compliance
comply
submit
all the community
took a hit…
 
board politically raw
spirit of Pride
bestowing honorary queer
on straight conservative politician
 
Stonewall;
lost, we forgot
 
no protest
a rainbow motorcade
watch your language and how you dress
we must look respectable
acceptable
did He pay (to get in)?
we did
 
no community outrage
no raised voices
Pride
a game
monopoly
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

Luvbeingadyke

 

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