Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like? (IDAHOT piece)

Great piece by USP student and activist Maryann Lockington. I was lucky enough to have seen her and a friend perform this at the IDAHOTFiji Unplugged event back in May.

Shir.Locks Poetry

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like to be heterosexual

to be gay, to be transgender, to be queer, to be who we are?

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like when one asks me

What is it like to be heterosexual?

We brush our teeth different and all my undergarments must be colour-coded.

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like to be asked..

How do you do ‘it’?

We light a fire and offer garlands to the wind spirits for a successful coitus.

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like to be pointed at for

wearing a dress?

I wear them every second Thursday of the month

Do you know what it’s like not to know what it’s like

when you’re told “That pants is so straight” “That tie…

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