Beware of Ideologues/For Your Disposal
I think it’s dangerous
To keep calling LGBTQAI identities
It perpetuates the idea
That we have a shared ideology.
The only thing I’ve learned
Since starting all of this
That I didn’t already know
Is that people are afraid of seeing anything
They disagree with. You immediately get banned!
Banned from pages, banned from twitter
Banned from instagram for not having a
Profile picture, banned
From the “community”
If you dare say anything honest
Will silence you. Or ask you to leave
I guess these are the
Moderators? So to speak?
Not very moderate, to me at least…
I think the scariest thing
About the internet
Is that we are more connected
More easily than ever
Which in turn
Makes it easier to dismiss one another.
It’s amazing how hate speech goes by unfiltered
But for whatever reason my poems
Are homophobic bigotry.
I do find it alarming, however
That I can’t talk about my experiences
Without being dismissed.
I don’t need to be filtered
I don’t need to be purified
I am gay, I am queer, I am trans
I am all the things that I am and here I thought
This “community” was a place to express yourself
And yet the “moderators” cancel, cancel cancel
All while self-promoting their label–
Which label? The moderator label, of course
The edit crew has for some reason
Taken center stage at this awards ceremony
For whatever reason, ya’ll find it
Progressive to censor and filter and
Reduce my experiences into something
Easy to fit into a garbage can, something convenient
For your disposal.