What Is It Like?
By Desmond Rutherford

I want to know what it is like to be
able to rebel against authority,
and be considered to be
contributing to humanity.

I want to know what it is like to not be
labelled as anything less than human,
to not have to call myself gay, or straight
to not be the object of hate.

I want to know what it is like to purge the past,
forego the future, and love in the present
without the dread of god or the fear of Man
robbing me of who I am.

I don't want to be called this or that,
I want to be able to be
evolving into me,
becoming whatever I can be.