POETIC POLEMIC.BY STEVEN BENSON

The state

Divides and

Rules..

Immigrants are |
Set against

Working-class;

Everyone against

Disabled

And sick

People…………………………….

Even the

Self-chosen

Nomenclature

Divides

(And rules)

Some people:

Gay,Straight-

Acting(not

Being)

Queer.

(Some like)

The word;

Some see it as

Baggage-ridden.

Why do

We let ourselves

Be hoodwinked

Thus by the

Hegemonic

Scapegoating

State;

Can we not

See;

Can we not

Work to-

Gether; or,

TOGETHER

(No line split)?

I am

Tired

Very tired

Of it

All..

Sometimes I see a

Break in the clouds and

Divisions:
Education

Dialogue.

But….

Why is it always ME doing it(and a few others)… I do not feel upto the task really… not today anyway… easier to stick to the “seperatism”/seperatism of lgbt groups, where one is not repeatedly challenged for expressing(merely) one’s (gay/queer) subjectivity…

{Written after yet another experience, which, whilst it eventually lead to some productive dialogicality, was one where two people used the same old same old “argument”(really a fear of the other or the other in themselves) of why do you mention you are gay; turns out one of these people was from another minoritised group…….}

The only way, for me, is to INTERMITTENTLY, fight these battles of education; what someone called the “art of living”, referring to living as a gay man in a partly/largely heterosexist and sometimes homophobic society. ……………………………

GO AND EDUCATE YOURSELVES.

(Friends and allies all excluded from this polemic!:))

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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