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SLAMHomophobia Poetry Reading a Smashing Success!

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I was honoured to take the stage with several writers and readers from the area as we each took our swing at homophobia. I was nervous as heck, but I managed to find enough saliva to read two new poems and get some hearty laughter from the packed-house crowd at the Windsor Pride Centre in downtown Windsor.

Here’s what writer/poet/Derby girl Kate Hargreaves (she also read two pieces!) had to say about the event:

http://www.ourwindsor.ca/2012/05/windsor-pride-slams-homophobia-with-3rd-annual-poetry-night/

For those of you just dying to read my ‘Hole’ poem, here it is: (This one had the crowd laughing and getting a bit serious too. It’s my commentary on how we judge each other by what things we use our different holes for. I mean, at the end of the day, a hole is a hole is a hole, right? But love is love is love – and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the LOVE PART that matters.)

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Hole

 

A hole is a hole is a hole

 

Stick it

Pick it

Rub it

Scrub it

 

A hole is a hole is a hole

 

Lick it

Flick it

Eat it

Beat it

 

A hole is a hole is a hole

 

Stroke it

Choke it

Pet it

Wet it

 

A hole is a hole is a hole

 

Fuck it

Suck it

Pat it

Bat it

 

A hole is a hole is a hole

 

It’s not the hole it’s what you do with it

 

Or is it?

 

Love is love is love is love

 

Teach it

Preach it

Share it

Scare it

 

Love is love is love is love

 

Save it

Grave it

Take it

Break it

 

Love is love is love is love

 

Say it

Gay it

Straight it

Fate it

 

Love is love is love is love

 

Give it

Live it

See it

Be it

And for those wondering about the might beef curtains, here is Who Are We?: (Again, got lots of big laughter with this one…I wonder, why are so many of our sexual acts food/eating related, anyway?! If we can come up with all these different ways of talking about sex, again, does the actual ‘act’ make a difference? Is not love what should spread beef curtains and pack fudge? Indeed. Indeed. )

Who Are We?

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We are

Ambisextrous angel

Arse bandits

Munching carpets

Packing fudge

Biting pillows

Swallowing swords

Burping sperm

 

Brownie tearoom queens

Dutch boys

Pig latin agfays

Faghole cunts

Muff diving skanks

Spreading beef curtains

with ease

 

Looking very forward to stand on stage next year!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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