From the sick bed I vow to leave tomorrow,
as 24 vomit free hours will have passed,
e-mail brings joyous news:
Uganda’s own Constitutional Court just declared
its country Anti-Homosexuality Act illegal.
Hated law declared, in part, "aggravated homosexuality" –
defined as someone with HIV having gay sex
or gay sex with anyone vulnerable,
such as a disabled person –
were put in prison for life.
My own, indeed many people’s, agency stolen,
as if impairment rendered brain dysfunctional from outset.
Today, I use verse to toast the return of so much collective dignity.