We all have flaws and weak knees.

For me, it is in the man’s arms,

his face, his chest, his hair,

but never his penis, if he were to even have one.

 

It may as well be a snake.

Are snakes that small?

No,

and they are much more beautiful.

 

Dick pics are such a turn-off.

Let my man be clothed,

at least,

down there.

 

Disbelieving.

 

For I could love only as best as I could,

to be classified as incomplete,

either from hatred or pity,

some sorry form of recognition.

 

Most often though it is just nothing.

“You’re just gay.”

“You’re just a faggot.”

I’ll show you a faggot.


Michael Paramo is a queer non-binary asexual Latinx master's student in California. Their academic work has been accepted for presentation at national conferences, such as by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association as well as the U.S. branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Their research interests include queer studies, intersectional approaches, media representation, romantic attraction, gender identity, and asexuality. They also deeply enjoy the pleasure that music brings into their life.

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