Poem: Where Queer Meets Queer

Illustration by Maitri Dore

Illustration by Maitri Dore

I wake up every morning,

And the wall around me breaks down my life into various provinces

With the ruler of each

Driving me crazy.


I step out,

And my craziness is fuelled,

By the obnoxious laughs of the demons.

‘Stereotype’ blatantly walks past me,

And ‘normativity’ drives a sword deep into my nerve.


The blood that oozes out,

Creates a mirror.

Where I meet myself.

And I realize,

The Queer meeting the Queer,

Is like a mirror meeting a mirror,

With infinity sprawling across its lawns,

And reflections defining their existence.


And I smile.


I smile.