Orienteering

Are you lesbian or gay
or would you say, bi-sexual,
doubling your chance of partnering?
Perhaps you cross-dress, call yourself trans
sexual? Maybe you were born intersex?
Queer? My father used to say
all the world’s a little queer
except thee and me
and even thee is a little queer
.
I’m a little queer,
heterosexual
and
that rarer bird:
celibate.

K A Nelson

 

K A Nelson is a prize-winning poet who has been published in Australian Poetry, Best Australian Poems 2015, Mascara Literary Review, Westerly (Crossings) 2017 and The Canberra Times. She is currently writing a memoir with poetry at the University of Canberra as part of a Masters by Research program.

© 2017