of black and white
where the world pins
to the wall for a collection
in my forehead
gives me a migraine
and the label
outside my box reads
"queer, pagan, neurodivergent, liberal, fat, druggie"
but inside I have different
an oak tree inside me
with layers that say things like
"likes to run with dogs"
"smokes medicinally for chronic health problems"
"survived many abuses"
in the natural-history-museum-zoo
of the world
all have concentric rings inside
but they are not black and white
or set in binaries and absolutes
they are many colors,
beautiful wings and eyes