Circa 1976: Incident In High School, A Passing Glimpse; February, 1975

His lips tease your throat;
his hands are eager beneath
your shirt; his feet next
yours (matched pairs of striped socks);
his long hair in yours: such love.

 

 

Far from judgemental
stares, this basement starewell
(high school; at lunch break)
shields noon-time trysts---like lockers
now conceal two pairs of shoes.

 

Kyakuchuu 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I personally witnessed this, for a brief moment, in our high school in February, 1975.  I can still see it as vividly as the day it happened.  I said nothing openly, given the extreme prejudices then rigidly present, in the extreme class-system of the student body at that time; privately, quietly, I applauded their courage and the expression of their love. 

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