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Elegy for a Christian Baker

Brandon Teena was a trans man
who in 1993
was raped and ripped apart. †

But thatís just fine with me. †

Matthew Shepard was a gay man †
who in 1998 †
was pistol-whipped and tortured to death. †

But Iím above such hate. †

I heard his blood was cleansed by tears. †
I heard they tied him to a fence. †
I read that years †
before, as a teenager on tour †
in Morocco, he was beaten and raped. †

His and Teenaís bodies †
were the canvasses on which †
the Christian way of love was drawn. †

But Iím facing my own dark dawn... †
Iíve been told that I must sell a cake.
The_Silly_Sibyl
Written by The_Silly_Sibyl (Essex Boy)
Published
Author's Note
https://harvardcrcl.org/why-you-cant-sell-your-cake-and-control-it-too-distinguishing-use-from-design-in-masterpiece-cakeshop-v-colorado/

This isnít what Iíd consider a good piece of poetry....
https://harvardcrcl.org/why-you-cant-sell-your-cake-and-control-it-too-distinguishing-use-from-design-in-masterpiece-cakeshop-v-colorado/

This isnít what Iíd consider a good piece of poetry. Poetry is rarely good when it comes from a place of spontaneous rage. But it was an authentic response to the stimulus provided by the issue in the article above.
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