Paragraph 175: Lewd and Lascivious

A Poem

How long do we wait to flee?
Until they've outlawed us?
Declaring our flesh a crime
Dispatching squads of gender police to hunt us down
Good ol' boys setting up roadblocks and checkpoints
to catch the gender traitors before
they reach a safe state

The wails of millions buried
in long nameless mass graves
scream "Leave now! Don't wait.
Kristallnacht is coming.
Kristallnacht is coming."



Rebecca Simmers

Rebecca (She/Her) is a queer Poet/Writer/Memoirist, Entrepreneur, Women's Health Educator, Advocate and Former Caregiver currently based in Louisville, KY