to put it another way/i would give all metaphors
in return for one word/ drawn out of my breast like a rib
for one word/ contained within the boundaries/ of my skin
but apparently this is not possible
and just to say - i love
i run around like mad/ picking up handfuls of birds
and my tenderness/ which after all is not made of water
asks the water for a face/ and anger/ different from fire
borrows from it/ a loquacious tongue
(zbigniew herbert)

"We weren’t bothering anyone.  And if we hurt some people’s feelings, that was just too bad.  All we ever wanted was to get married, because we loved each other.  Some people will never change, but that’s their problem, not mine.  I married the only man I had ever loved, and I’m happy for the time we had together.  For me, that was enough."

— Mildred Loving, plaintiff in Loving v Virginia

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:sometimes i just want someone to hold me and tell me that in forty years students will be reading the case that declares marriage a constitutional right that doesn't just belong to heterosexuals and marvelling at how absurd people were to have ever banned non-heterosexual marriage in the first place: :and then i remember that there are still people who think we should have miscegenation statutes: :but still: i have to believe we move forward: :loving v virginia: :words: :mildred loving: :love: