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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Queer

Sticks and stones
will break your bones
in the Kingdom
of Brunei.

Sticks and stones
will break your bones
when you kiss
another guy.

Reason dies,
compassion cries
when the law
goes Sharia.

Not the place
to show your face
when accused

of being queer.

© Andrew Goodison



Andrew Goodison is a single father of two, full time carer and full time poet, living in the West of Ireland.

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