Aside from This

Jul 8, 2021 | 2015 Fall - Pick a Side, Poetry

By Rev. Francesca Bongiorno Fortunato

When urged to pick a side
(not sit astride the fence)
my fluid muse provides this fine defense:
that these two eyes may see a world as one.
The work of these two hands remains undone,
and there is yet more love under the sun
than I may recognize with just one sense.
So, here abides the truth to set us free:
Your freedom to be you; mine to be me
resides in our Divine humanity.
Yes, as we are…so we were made to be.

Rev. Francesca Bongiorno Fortunato lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her wife Lynn and cats, Alice and Gracie. Bi activism includes writing for Bi/LGBT publications and leading the Bi Perspectives support group at the NYC LGBT Community Center

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