Love spoke her mind today.
She stood high on that soapbox and said
She held our attention for hours and when her speech was over
we screamed too.
Thousands of people, thousands of us’s, set free by
the drumbeat of her words.
We got down on one knee and opened our little black boxes.
We took the city by storm, finally able to walk down the street
hand in hand
without knives stabbing into our backs.
We knelt by the bedside in that sterile white room
and shared one final parting kiss.