Cleaving pessoa

Gay Poet Laureate

“Notable United States gay poets
include Dennis Cooper, Gavin Dillard,
John Gill, Dennis Kelly, Tom Mayer,
Paul Monette, Harold Norse and
Jonathan Williams.”

Nothing, my dear—can possibly be
More disambiguous—than being me
Being a male—homosexual gay poet
Here in America—in the Land of the Free

The only problem—being a gay poet
Especially being—the Poet Laureate like me
I’m imprisoned—by L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E
The First Amendment—just isn’t me

“Don’t ask / Don’t tell”—Call the Cops!!!
After all—The Family Protection Act rules!!!
Especially for me—a queer WPA Poet…
During this fucking—New Depression…

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