Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like? (IDAHOT piece)


Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like to be heterosexual

to be gay, to be transgender, to be queer, to be who we are?

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like when one asks me

What is it like to be heterosexual?

We brush our teeth different and all my undergarments must be colour-coded.

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like to be asked..

How do you do ‘it’?

We light a fire and offer garlands to the wind spirits for a successful coitus.

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like to be pointed at for

wearing a dress?

I wear them every second Thursday of the month

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like

when you’re told “That pants is so straight” “That tie is so gay”

My blouse is pregnant with chipmunks

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like

to be given roles-transgender people a hair-dressers or prostitutes

and if you’re a ginger, you can coach the sevens rugby team

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like

to have vile things said on the streets

Duh…I’m a woman

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like when someone tells you

You’re a sinner?

I have written evidence that suggests we’re all sinners that should strive to attain and share love

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like when asked

who wears the pants? Who’s on top?

During coitus sessions no one wears anything

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like

to love? No restrictions, no judgement.

Just love

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