Today, the 6th of September, 2018 marks a historical day in India where gay sex has been legalized. And in this great step toward equality, me, and all the other queer boys and girls who have ever been made feel different, have a shot at love, and hapiness, in a more accepting setting. This is a poem dedicated to my hope. In love. In destiny.
I wish upon every shooting star,
That I find a man like him.
–Who would give me the world and then five more–
For whom I am the Sun and Moon;
The stars and all the planets.
I hope, Mother, that he has your eyes;
Ever gentle, ever kind.
I hope, Father, that he has your heart;
Ever strong and ever loving.
I hope he gives our children–
The love you’ve given yours.
I hope he gives them wisdom,
Enough to let them grow.
I hope he loves me deeply;
And as wide as you did Mom.
I hope he holds my body,
And will forever call it home.
I’ll sing a name each night like a hymn,
In hopes of finding someone like him.