Literary Issue: In the Giving of Submission

by David Yancey

Boys who strike poses
and boys who like roses
amongst the coded coldness
have been called all wrong.

Simplicity in believing
I am looking for and seeing
an end to this binary being.
More than ones and zeros
soft tones and the fears of
do you see what I am feeling?

Well kept amongst these colors
folded scarves, love of mothers
do you think that we could have
a new society with some sad
self deprecated beings allowed
to love without all this fighting?

What qualities in the dark
are men allowed to have in their heart?
Some softness receiving, giving
love through sighs of submission.
Without shame or heartbreak keeping
separate lives and friends
lies to wives and selves.
Where will this end?

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