I love you, anyways
I know you’ve been taught that big and black is scary, that being gay is a sin, and if I don’t repent before the clock strikes life, I’ll reside in the pits of Hell. I know you’ve been taught that going against the odds of fashion means that I’m a bastard, and my father must be to blame. I know you’ve been taught to believe that if I lose too much weight I must have AIDS, yet with all of this hateful “knowledge”…
I must relay this:
“I love you, anyways 💜”
When we are reminded of the worlds sorrow.
PS: When you wake up in the morning, make sure you say “hello,” And be thankful to have laid sin free, propped on a sacred pillow.
LESTER MAYERS is a Brooklyn native who is currently completing his undergraduate degree in Theatre Performance at SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts. Lester is a published writer, poet and actor. His work can be found in the Sojourner Truth Library, I am from Driftwood LGBTQ archive, and the Huffington Post. Lester’s performance credits includes: SUNY Oswego, SUNY FLCC, Pace University, SUNY UB, and countless others. Gay, black, feminine, and a feminist, Lester tackles issues that have historically been ignored by the public.