found locked in your room were
rusted secrets washed in rain,
blessings in baggies smothered from smoke,
a box of clouds that covered a starry night,
finger prints on a heart covered in paint,
and a decomposing chest
full of the words … i love you
nobody heard




he never asked for this

as his dad mocked him on the sidewalk
talking loud and ugly without words
for his behaviors and interests,
the dad knew …

the true meaning
of what his dads gestures meant
about him were unknown at the time
but, the child knew …

so he lived a life
feeling small, ashamed, unaccepted, alone
and never good enough inside …
the gay son knew …

he never asked for this life.



50's Dude