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Queer Bashing

movies make you go to sleep

sometimes

sleeping is what makes movies work


long-distance

discoveries

glow-in-the-dark pursuits


there's this shark

in the swimming pool

it takes advantage of


knowing what it means

to be in

the world


the world

needs

escaping


boys on a beach on

mars

waking up but asleep


"mr. cyclops

tear down

this wall"


some movie again

about what

happens to people like you

getting your head

bashed in

because you sleep


because you found a way

to sleep

inside a movie


about icarus falling

without a parachute

or prayer


and yet

landing

lifeless and alive


here on earth

knowing what he needs

to love


knowing what he needs

to do for that

love

("Queer Bashing/Icarus Falling," David Wojnarowicz, spraypaint and acylic on board,1986)



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