Young Queer Love
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Young Queer Love

Young Queer Love

"Love arrives exactly when love is supposed to, and love leaves exactly when love must" -Phil Kaye & Sara Kay

As teenagers we are told that we are not adequate for love,

We don't know what 'true' love actually means,

We are told love isn't worth it.

That 90% of high school relationships don't work,

That we are too young, too feeble,

A unfinished paper mache heart aching for warthm.

The first time I kissed a girl I suddenly realized why someone would risk it all,

I finally understood that when you're hiding under your paper mache heart,

Forcing yourself to love someone, you never will.

It sounds clear enough but to a scared and terrified me,

It just never was.

After 17 years in a cramped closet,

The first thing I did was,

Stretch.

I rolled out my arms,

Unraveled my legs,

And cracked my neck.

As queer teenagers we are told that we are not adequate for love,

We don't know what 'true' love actually means,

We are told our love isn't worth it.

That 100% of queer relationships are sinful,

That we are too young, too feeble,

A stained paper mache heart aching for acceptance.

So despite all of the

'Who's the man?'

'Who opens the car doors and pickle jars?'

'Who fills the garage with tools and changes the light bulbs?'

'Who buys roses and heart shaped chocolates?'

And all of the other invadela rude questions.

Because although my love isn't exactly what I was doodling in kindergarten,

I do know that some poems take time.

And I spent 17 years writing the wrong one.

So I hope my love poem,

My paper mache heart.

Takes all of my time,

All of my feelings,

But never enough words to describe them.

Thank you.

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