Saturday, 23 November 2013

True identities

True identity is a clash 
between resistance and conformity

it is the solidarity

between tear that falls

and tear held back,

the perennial struggle 

between hope and despair

each seeking to stay 

one step ahead of the other;

true identity is multi-colored

and yet blind to color,

it is a cry, a shout 

and soft word comfort;

it does not unfurl banner

mumble slogan 

or stamp itself 

in manifesto, declaration 

and statement;

it affirms in silence

and lives regardless

of naming.