Signs of the Time

We listened
to Nikki Giovanni
read poems
of love and resistance
at Chicago Public library
Outside queens and dykes
danced in streets
illuminated with rainbows
We joined and kissed
in front of a yelling man
with a sign
reading God Hates Fags
In memory of my dear friend Tracey, with love.

NaPoWriMo Day 12! For Izy’s prompt to the Real Toads SIGNS OF THE TIME. I am not posting a photo of the sign referenced in this photo. We all know what it looks like.