Friday, September 5, 2014

Glad Tidings

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.

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