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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 50
Issue 2

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
His Lips Tasted Of Hope
Oscar Williams(pseudonym)
 
His Lips Tasted Of Hope
 

His lips tasted of hope.

Hope that one day

We could kiss without hiding behind drawn curtains and closed doors.

Hope that one day

We could love each other without fearing the consequences of our condemned

relationship.

Hope that one day

We could bear our souls to the world without facing persecution.

Alas, our world still hasn’t accepted us.

We still live in the shadows.

We still yearn for belonging, acceptance, and community.

We still hold our tongues when words like fruitcake, fairy, and faggot fly from our

friends’ lips.

But through the intolerance, oppression, and hatred,

We still kiss.