gay and proud
never heard until today
and out of the mouth of a 4th grader
it struck me by surprise
gap stands for it
so kids won't wear it to school
hearing my mother say those words
searched for expression behind the words
disgusted? tolerant? accepting?
i could find none of those things
so i will go to bed one more night
could i tell her
would she listen
would she still love me
i will always hope so
but the past leads me to believe that
she might not
one day i will find the courage to say it.
one day i will know.