After Amanda Gorman... not all hills can be climbed. Some lead to death.
|HERE LIES A QUEER|
after Amanda Gorman
That hill we die on will be
dripping with the miscarriage of
justice — just us
breaking through the silence
for those muted by dogmatic bigotry,
that gift handed down by generations bound
by hatred and fear. Hear us —
when we say queer. Hear us —
when we shout queer. Bury us —
under the epitaph HERE LIES A QUEER. We will clap back
from the graveyard.
Kåre Enga [180.44] (25.mai.2023)
12 lines free verse
Modified from "HERE LIES A QUEER [180.44] ((8)) "
"Poet Amanda Gorman spoke out after her poem The Hill We Climb, which she recited at President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration, was removed from an elementary school in Miami-Dade County, Florida."