queering language

there are no simple words to describe us
so we take what is there
and make it our own

we are always doing this

forcing ourselves in and out of definitions
re-defining, re-claiming, re-making
what it means to be us

this is the power of who we are:
our ability to shift ourselves,
to shift the meaning of words

we are alchemists
who turn words which
once were chains
into safe havens
and open skies

turning oppression
into freedom

(in short
we are all