ALP 2014 TransJustice Community School Graduation

 

[ performed for my fellow graduates of Audre Lorde Project's 2014 TransJustice Community School ]

 

"Hot Nuts For Sale"

 

i have walked the length my own scars

in this room

balancing with such little grace

slipping and refusing to be saved

 

at the bottom,

i screamed

don’t come for me

 

but TransJustice yelled back

GET YOUR LIFE

 

and so

i stand here holding myself in the palm of my own hand

to show you

look

 

i am cradled in my lifeline

familiar and terrified that

you have allowed me to

find a home

within my own intentions

 

i feel connected like i am

sharing a chicken quesadilla

with my whole community

 

i feel confident like

what it is

what is up

what is what

 

but mostly

i am sunshine

like a little prayer

 

queering chelsea

throwing some glitter in the air

 

no shade no t

i promise to love you all

thank you for giving me permission

to grow

and letting me know it’s okay to fall









 

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© 2018 by D. Inez "Z" Bell