A lineage sprouting wings. Michael Sam, this is for you.

Michael Sam.

Knowingly or unknowingly
For black men
men
young & old
perhaps unable, undesiring or willing to reveal themselves
you put yourself on the line,
bravely sharing that which may never have been proclaimed
so visibly in such an arena.

though not inclined to watching football beyond my loyalty to the local team, your gesture moves me.

hopefully others too.

i must acknowledge
you during this time in our history
for you have shed light
landmarked
new history.

call it gay, queer, call it romanticizing, this newness defies category.

A lineage sprouting wings.

Fly!

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#BlackIsBold

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Author: Barak adé Soleil

creative practitioner, independent consultant and curator. making dance, performance art and theatre. working within community.

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