It’s National Coming Out Day and International Girls Day

So I wrote this poem Imagine to celebrate diversity.

I hope you enjoy
Thanks for reading!


the air silent
of a chickadee’s …deedeedee
because we had
the cardinal to sing

crickets mimicking
mating cicadas in July
because they had to

belittling a jicama
for not being apple sweet
then buying radishes instead.


if the moon
dressed in robes of gold

or the sun
preferred a silvery cloak

would we shut out their light
to prove them queer?

Imagine please

living as we are
not looking at all
we were not.

©2017 Delaina J Miller