By Button Poetry
Adam Falkner, performing at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN.
Transcript provided by YouTube:
the best queers never even got touched
all you needed was a ball and a group of
boys who weren’t afraid of violence and
it didn’t even need to be a ball
sometimes we used an empty 2-liter or a
shoe and the boys didn’t even need to be
violent you could just have gotten a
thrill out of fearing it but anyway the
idea was pretty basic you swarm and you
tackle the kid with the ball who was the
queer and if they threw it up in the air
before they got smeared then we
scrambled to grab it and sprint away
from the group in other words the point
was to be the kid was to be the queer
and kill the queer to crash your skin
into a heap of sweaty and grass-stained
boys while avoiding being touched and
I’d like to say I loved escaping or
running after and tackling but that
would be a bit on the nose don’t you
think because duh we get it I mostly
just wanted to belong in the hunt
without hunting or hurting or knowing
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