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~The_Siren_Poet~
30 August 2000 @ 11:15 pm
I'm feeling lost, like I've been cast a drift by those who matter most. I know logically this not the case, but my heart feels otherwise. If only you'd write then things might be better. I don't think you understand the circle I've let you into. You are closer to me than most people. I have shared, would share, more with you than with most people. There are only four people I have ever let get that close outside my family. Of my precious four all are out of touch; one has an e-mail address I can't send anything to and I don't have his snail mail address or phone number; one is never home; my best friend has no phone and I don't know his address- he's moving soon anyway. I thought that I could write you. You were the person I would be able to reach, but you don't answer. I don't know if it's personal or if youre not at home. I hope I haven't scared you off. I'm just looking for some contact from some one whos more than just a friendly face.
 
 
~The_Siren_Poet~
29 August 2000 @ 03:26 pm
"THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ERADICATE GENDER OR MULTIPLY IT EXPONENTIALLY"

(by Molly Biewald & Shoshana Rosenfeld)


1. Spend a day in drag.

2. Write to organizations that call themselves "gay and lesbian" and
ask them to change it to "QUEER."

3. Think twice before you ask people if their child is a boy or girl.

4. Join the transexual menace.

5. Have a conversation about the gender revolution with a friend while
riding on public transportation. Make sure you're overheard.

6. Go to conferences like the Femme Gender Conference in San Francisco, OutWrite in Boston and meet other gender revolutionaries.

7. Read a good book on gender liberation.

8. Refer to everyone by the incorrect pronoun.

9. Challenge the binary gender paradigm over Thanksgiving dinner.

10. Organize to get the diagnosis Gender Identity Disorder removed from
the DSM IV.

11. Refuse to check off your sex when filling out forms.

12. Join mainstream lesbian and gay groups and speak up for transgender
inclusion.

13. Hang out with children and teach them how to cross-dress Barbie and
G.I.Joe.

14. Write about your experiences with the evolution of your gender
identity.

15. Support queer art with your time, talent and money.

16. Talk to a femme dyke about how she experiences power through her
gender identity.

17. Make art that explores gender.

18. Experiment with new ways to accentuate your queerness using
language, dress, movement and, of course, accessories.


"AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, BEING ANY GENDER IS A DRAG" Patti Smith
 
 
~The_Siren_Poet~
29 August 2000 @ 02:34 pm
Death Comes For Me

Death comes for me
Softly, silent
On slippered feet he comes
I know it
The wind whispers it
Death's secret
He comes for me
I know
And can not stop it
When?
I look always
Over my shoulder
When?
I can not know
Can not stop it
For Death comes for me
Softly, silent
On slippered feet he comes
 
 
~The_Siren_Poet~
29 August 2000 @ 09:41 am
The Color of Your Eyes

I know your first name
But that is all.
I have never seen your face
Or heard your voice.
I can't tell you
What color your eyes are
For I have never seen them.
I don't if you hair is brown
Or blond, or red or black.
I don't know
The music you listen to,
The shows you watch,
Your favorite movie,
What you do in your free time
If you like to hike
Or prefer cooking.
I don't know
Your favorite author or book.

I know your first name
But that is all.
I have never seen your face
Or heard your voice.
I can't tell you
What color your eyes are
For I have never seen them.
But what does it matter,
The color of your eyes,
If I am- and I think I might be-
Falling in love with you.
I have seen
So little of your soul,
But your soul
Is clearer to me
Then the souls of so many
I have held in my sight,
Embraced in my arms.
For all our talking
I see so little of them.
When we talk it's different,
The words say so much more,
But I don't know how
To understand love like this,
If this is love.
It seems as if
I can't possibly know you

From the limited time
We've spent sharing
Secrets of our souls
And of ourselves,
And yet my heart says
"I know you".
I can not love you
If I do not know you,
But if I do
It changes everything.
Still I am not sure,
Just getting over
The love I could not have,
And though I may be
Falling for you
I think that I have fallen
For someone else- first.
It's a moot point I think,
I have no chance with them,
The distance is too great.
I do not know if
You would ever feel the same,
Or even where you live.
I am left to wait and wonder
As my heart sifts
Through all that I am feeling,
My brain attempting
To find logic
Where none is to be found.

We two soul shares
Wandering in the night
Happened to cross paths.
I am forever changed by it
And for me that is enough.
I may be falling for you-
Though I know your first name,
That is all,
And I have never
Seen your face
Or heard your voice-
But I don't know.
All I am sure of is this:
I can't tell you
What color your eyes are
For I have never seen them-
And I wish I could.