National Coming Out Day

Coming Out – I’m not straight.

Emily Vieweg, Poet and Wordsmith

Have you ever hidden something from people you know would judge you for it? You know today they see you as competent, reliable, steady, respectful, responsible…

But you know something they don’t know.
Only a select few know this hidden gem of information. The random puzzle piece that nobody seems to find because it’s hidden under a sofa or in a basement closet somewhere. You know that piece, right? The piece that doesn’t take away from the main focus of the picture, but a small missing detail just the same.

What if you knew you’d be treated differently if this puzzle piece was found? Hiding is safer, of course, just like not confronting the big guy pawing you at the bar because you’d like to get home alive tonight…

What if a central part of you has been pushed down so far and for so long you nearly did not…

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