They’ll talk Native issues so it seems like they care / But LGBTQ2S issues are Native issues because we’ve always been here
Be vulnerable / Speaking your truth / Even when it shaves your soul / Naked / Leaves your heart in tears / Sheds your fear in pieces
I stopped being at the mercy of other healers when I began to heal myself.
There are things I want to do all the time, like … I have ambitions, I do, really … want to be there for people, but…
Still no matter how much I try to resist it / I wax nostalgic for a person who never existed
fuck you! / and now you want me to speak like a martyr? / well I am still alive and much smarter
this water offers resolve. / —Touches every part of my body / & does not flinch (Poem also available en español)