So, to contrast yesterday's poem for National Poetry Month, I have a poem about polyamory. Like asexuality, there are aspects of this sexuality in my life but I'm pretty sure no one wants details. However, I also feel they both present and therefore are important in my world. I don't want either to be the “evil” sexuality nor the “good” one.
What I want is sexuality to be an aspect of a character, present but not identifying. Sinmak is not a “gay mercenary”, he's a mercenary who happens to be gay. Likewise, Lily ends up being poly but Rutejìmo is straight.
I Love Them All
That woman in a suit crossing the street? Yes. That man painting Every car that passes? Please? The dark-skinned warrior With glowing golden swords? Oh, the Divine Couple, yes. The golem shaped Of some man's fantasy? Without shame, I do. The dryad out by the stream Of dancing flowers and spring? I do. Gender, shape, and purpose. Form, personality, and loves. There is something that pulls me To every one I see. I love them all.