and if some got here to say trans rights
and others got here out since they thought
it’d be a giant outdated get together,
celebration of fuck the police,
a second when the foundations
is likely to be suspended,
that’s all good. I imply,
of mass gatherings
curiosity me, it’s not
that I’m incurious,
however that I discover these motives
are all one.
when the police locked comrades
within the library and lied
about it, our chant stated
trans rights are human rights,
however what we meant was
rights received’t save us
if we don’t defend one another.
a comrade stated
the read-in of trans authors was
the happiest she’d ever been
at any protest besides
presumably a kiss-in as soon as.
the revolution will want savvy
get together planners, succesful
how the carnival’s already right here.
a radiant incipience.
simply ready to be generalized.
“radiant incipience” was written shortly after the #TakeBackTPL protest towards transphobia in 2019. This poem is an excerpt from Plenitude © 2022 by Daniel Sarah Karasik. Used with permission of Guide*hug Press.
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