coming out

i came out to my friends and parents late last year. 

in a trembling voice, 
i told them,
"i think i'm bisexual"

and god knows my father was surprised. 
his odd little background daughter (i am careful not to cringe)
is odder than he'd quite realized. 

my friends were great about it. 
i just - they were supportive and amazing, 
and i can't believe they dealt with it so well. 

i want to hug them and thank them
and breathe right again. 

do you know how hard it is?
coming out?

it is constricting lungs,
fear souring your breath,
and the scent of relief. 

i hope you manage yours well,
if you must. 

The End

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