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Identity Poetry


Tomfoolery, tomfool, tomcat and tomboy
John Thomas confuses the girls and the boys
What's in a name when a name's used to shame
Why are bad things now said to be gay?

The little boy's room's for little boy blue
Pink is for girls and for triangles too
Symbols proclaim our place in the state
For symbols are easy for people to hate

X chromosome, Y chromosome
"It's biological mate"
How can you deny -
The way we were made?

Labels, like brands, define the man
Mustaches and dresses complexes confesses
Skinheads are fascists, oh except for the gays
Symbols dissolve when you look at the face

X chromosome, Y chromosome
It's an easy mistake
To highlight a difference
That should be embraced

Identity Poetry