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I Ain’t Scared of a “Straight” Man (Louis Toliver Jr-Swartz, LA)



If I, a man, feel like holding the hand of another man in public
Surely don’t think it’s to make you uncomfortable
Would it make you uncomfortable with a man and woman
Affection is Affection, what’s the difference?

If a group of cowardly men were to surround me
Foolishly showing their ignorance by calling me names,
With my arms folded, I will stand there with a slight grin
And say directly, “I ain’t scared of you, confused little boys.”

Should any man be so irrational enough to use violence
To intimidate me out of public view, back into a closet,
I would protect myself and my man with my brawn
For some people can’t be reasoned with logic or words 

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