Has my homosexuality wounded you?
As if I stole your masculinity…
…and then ripped your rib out myself,
to fashion the weaker sexes.
You speak to me of abstinence
as if I should snatch your rib…
…back from Eve herself,
so that you could be whole again.
Charl Landsberg is a South African poet, artists and musician based in Kwa-Zulu Natal. He is deeply invested in issues of homosexuality and rights for the LGBTQI community. He is also deeply interested in issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, poverty, abuse and racism.