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radiant incipience – Briarpatch Magazine


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it’d be a giant outdated get together, 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, 
the contradictions 
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 
of seeing 
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.

Daniel Sarah Karasik (they/them) is the managing editor of Midnight Solar, {a magazine} of socialist technique, evaluation, and tradition. Their most up-to-date e-book is the poetry assortment Plenitude (Guide*hug Press).

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