Sunday, September 9, 2012

the cousin

she said why can’t you
be more like your cousin
she never brings her “friend”
to family events...her partner
of more than a decade hasn’t
even made it above “friend” 
status. this is the kind of 
support i get from my mother
and I’d blame it on an age thing,,
generational gap, but that would 
be unfair to all the 70 plus people
out there that except their gay 
children, grandchildren, etc., with
love and open arms. and isn’t the
bigger question really why do i care
so much?? why can’t i live a life without 
the need of this woman’s approval, 
these matriarchal, italian, catholic women 
of my family hand down their judgement
with a spoon full of tortellini and a 
glass of wine to shut you up and keep
your opinions to yourself....