Hostile Keyboards

If we don’t let police into our parade

 

Is this an opportunity for them to raid?

 

Our identities and who we are are always contested

 

Conversion therapy is still being invested

 

By Canadians who don’t like us and who think that we’re scum

 

But some folks who are closeted “forget” until after they come

 

We cannot just forget so why should we buy it?

 

Because before our parades it used to be riots.

 

And names would be published by media sources

 

Then again in obituaries due to police forces

 

As a community we have grown throughout this journey

 

Because too many have been taken away on a gurney

 

How much space do they need for them to be present

 

Some look down and treat others like deviant peasants

 

But now I’m not talking just about the cops

 

Since lateral violence just needs to stop

 

We should learn how to identify our privileges and places of power

 

And not to withdraw ourselves when our “facts” become sour

 

BIPOC folks today are still arrested and abused

 

While others look away and act like their confused

 

Like they don’t know what happened and still happens today

 

Because in some places you can die for just being gay.

 

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