if s/one is mocking let it be tender
for T. Peterson so what if the magistrate calls you dude for all the petrogaff in helsinki what is the idles, the ides to you the hottest month on record if s/o is making a mockery & yew liable to get thwarted one needs a quiet room who hands out thir fucking pronoun paradigm at parties??!! if s/o is mocking let thir hart be tender harted. if one can be not-deformed.
From gowanus atropolis, published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Copyright © 2011 by Julian T. Brolaski. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of Advice for Lovers (City Lights Publishers, 2012) and gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), and coeditor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press, 2009).
Date Published: 2011-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/if-sone-mocking-let-it-be-tender