i watched the republican debates and they hurt

let me be clear, i am not trying to be political, i am only trying to exist.  

 

but did you know that when i was fourteen years old i looked at a girl and i couldn't breathe. and those who know will understand, that we are not trying to be political, we are only trying to exist. 

 

and they say the word 'gay' like it's a controversial issue, like 'what is your position on gay marriage,' but  

i am not trying to be political, i am only trying to exist. 

 

and they talk about religious freedom, and then right to express their beliefs. 

 

okay. 

 

but I thought people had rights, not ideas.  

 

and they don't understand that i am not trying to be political, i am only trying to exist. 

 

so when people used to ask me 'do you have a boyfriend?' 

 

i never knew what to say, because if i told them they would think i was trying to be political, but i am only trying to exist. 

and i want things to be okay, all okay, for us, i don't want to be a political issue or a debate point or a supreme court decision 

 

because i am not trying to be political, i am only trying to exist. 

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world
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