My coworker
Today
Said she was against gay marriage
Because
She believes children from two same-sex parents
Grow up fucked up

I was taken aback

Immediately
I restrained myself
From stabbing her in the face
In the name of love

Not because I am better than that
Better than stabbing ignorance in the front
But because I was driving the car
We both rode in

And because
I believe in love

I don’t want
To spend the day
My sisters and brothers
Declare their love
To one another
Behind bars

That is, of course
If I’m caught

~ Jason Brain, 2013

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