I Want a President
I want a dyke for president. I want a person with aids for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance
and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn't have a choice about getting leukemia.
I want a president that had an abortion at sixteen and I want a candidate who isn't the lesser of two evils and I want a president who lost their
last lover to aids, who still sees that in their eyes every time they lay down torest, who held their lover in their arms and knew they were dying.
I want a president with no airconditioning, a president who has stood on line at the clinic, at the dmv, at the welfare office and has been unemployed
and layed off and sexually harrassed and gaybashed and deported. I want someone who has spent the night in the tombs and had a cross burned on their
lawn and survived rape. I want someone who has been in love and been hurt, who respects sex, who has made mistakes and learned from them. I want a Black
woman for president. I want someone with bad teeth
and an attitude, someone who has eaten that nasty hospital food, someone who crossdresses
and has done drugs and been in therapy. I want someone who has committed civil disobedience. And I want to know why this isn’t possible. I want to know why
we started learning somewhere down the line that a president is always a clown: always a john a never a hooker. Always a boss and never a worker,
always a liar, always a thief and never caught.