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Literary: March on Washington, 1987
Literary Supplement
by Deb Lewis
2004-06-23

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Shopping in Washington,

bumming around Georgetown,

we hold hands and receive

smiles. Even shy couples are brave—

some who wouldn't look at each other

on Back Street in Hometown,

out of fear,

kiss on busy street corners.

Here, among us, we are married,

recognized.

We ask one other the time of day

just to get the time of day.

We ask about the places we're from.

We pass compliments.

We have found our home planet,

our family tree.

It used to rain because I was gay—

flat tires and the whole shebang

because I was gay. Today

it rains only because it is time to rain.

I see the dark clouds overhead,

and I see the lightning.

The colors are still bright.

People are smiling.

Deb R. Lewis currently teaches in the Fiction Writing Department of Columbia College Chicago, serves as an associate editor for F Magazine, and, while actively writing, neglects her website at www.DebRLewis.com .


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