The False Binary

sexual immigrant Kay Lutz Braden Duncan
One side or the other

The Sexual Immigrant’s journey is a difficult one.  In a primarily binary world, she feels her choices are limited, and yet her very existence challenges those limitations.  She is a paradox who mines the either ore of fantasy, desire, wishes, hope, and identity.

Here is one of the poems to be included in the project.

Border

Border-born
Nature-nurture neuroses nightmare,
The Sexual Immigrant
lives in two worlds
and in neither.

Netherland.

Border-bounding,
Forever re-crossing
the line;
criss-crossing –
frequent, but not far –
the Sexual Immigrant
lives on and along
the red line between two powers,
two definitions,
two citizenships.

Border slang.
Both and neither.
A corruption,
not acceptable in the cultural centers,
not taught in schools.

The Sexual Immigrant speaks
of the edges of maps.

 

3 thoughts on “The False Binary”

  1. I am really looking forward to following your journey here Kay, and so excited for you as you take on this amazing project. Your voice is very needed! xo

  2. You always make me “see” the path within your verse. You are truly lovely. I appreciate your posting. Much love, my friend.

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