• Endria Richardson

You Look Like a Lesbian

my sister said i looked like a lesbian

and even if fucking women

turned into making love

over ten months ago

and my girlfriend

is the most beautiful

thing to happen

since

morning sex

the word is still

heavy as combat boots

dead as a leather jacket

shameful as the “bi-curious” girl

who stopped eating

sophomore year

because no fat bitch

no ugly thing

no weak dyke

can be a lesbian and

still have the power

to breathe.

#lesbian #poem #queer #shame

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