Coming Out
By Bart Vogelzang

The pressures are mounting, and I feel the genetic imperative that clearly cannot be denied for long. Urges, pressure, need. How long can I remain within this protective cocoon; this shield against the outside world? A growing, swelling, changing within myself says that yes, it truly is time to come out. I hunger for the freedom to be, to live, to experience.

With one great lunge, I burst through the shell that has held me in. I have come out, and revel at the sight of the barnyard around me.

© by Bart Vogelzang, 2008, Revised 2011. All right reserved