Ode to LGBTQ
POETRY FORMAT, 1 May 2023
To be a male, or to be a female?
To love Ophelia as the man I am or the woman that I could be?
That is the question!
Do I love her as another or the self-same?
Indeed, if Truth be told I love her as she or me,
For I love myself – in all my genders
Need I suffer the slings and arrows of Misbegotten gender
Or, by confounding them, end the heart-ache,
and the thousand unnatural shocks of binary tyranny
That psyche is heir to, – ‘tis a consolation
Devoutly to be wished.
To mix and match; ay, there’s the rub;
For what dreams may S/he have
Must give me pause
Michael Brenner is professor of international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; a senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS-Johns Hopkins (Washington, D.C.), contributor to research and consulting projects on Euro-American security and economic issues. Publishes and teaches in the fields of US foreign policy, Euro-American relations, and the European Union. email@example.com – More…
Tags: Homosexuality, LGBTQI, Lesbian, Sexualities
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