With All Due Respect
White, dark, fat, thin,
we all have human skin.
Bones, blood, limbs, hearts,
we all have human parts.
But enough with this vague chatter;
we must discuss a more serious matter.
“Charity,” you say. Then why
did you leave a transgender girl to die?
“Health for all,” you say. But then,
why refuse to take blood from a queer friend?
You spill our blood for expressing ourselves,
say we’re “unhealthy” and “going to Hell.”
You say that you can “fix” our “choice;”
No! Don’t! Just give us a voice!
Just give us a smile, show us to your kids,
teach them that our feelings aren’t a sin.
You do none of these things, and expect the best, but no, I hate you, “with all due respect.”