Becoming our own enemy

Calling out bisexuals
calling all the liars
stop using other labels
be truthful in face of ire
be brave for all of us
or at least stop all the lies
don’t call yourself a lesbian
when you’re really bi
remember we exist
and wear that label with pride
don’t let them break you down
or make you forget your name
you are bi by nature
do not be ashamed
do not be like Elton John
be like Freddy Mercury
live your life in what you want
and let history come clean
if you can’t be loud and out
at least don’t tell that lie
if you like both genders
love the label bi.

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Ode to bisexuals

Ode to bisexuals
who are never harmed
by stereotypes
or jokes taken too far.
To the ones
who don’t notice the hate
in your stare
for not noticing
the disdain in the air.
Ode to bisexuals
the picky and proud
to the ones who play stereotypes
and the ones who aren’t bound.
Ode to bisexuals
who don’t get harassed
though what you’ve been through
should be defined as that.
Ode to bisexuals
the erased and abused
to all of those who
have been beaten and used.
To the ones the community
just up and forgot
unless they remember to fling
hate at our lot.
To the ones who have loved, lived
and have thrived.
To the ones who
didn’t make it out alive.
Ode to bisexuals
who believe in themselves
no matter what the rest say
you know you’re valid as well
never forget that your stories matter.
Ode to bisexuals
and always remember:
you aren’t gay enough-
you don’t even have to try,
no passing privilege-
you are just bi, bi, bi.