Queer Couple Talk Love and Poetry


I’ve never stared into someone else’s
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eyes and felt so safe you told me I have
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warm eyes that when you look at me I
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feel present I have nothing to hide
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you are the only fire who can ignite
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without engulfing me my lips hungry to
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taste your flame I never getting burned
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like your warmth has always been here
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like us touching is as necessary as
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breathing like I’ve known this
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effortless love my entire life and I was
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just waiting for you to know it with me
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[Music]
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my name is Kiana my pronouns are they
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them and she her I was born and raised
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in Southern California but I currently
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live in Oakland California my name is
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Jasmine I use she/her pronouns I grew up
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in the Bay Area
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I’m currently live in Oakland where I
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throw events with an event venue called
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Starline social club and I’m also a
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photographer and artist my mom is
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Chinese and grew up in Honolulu Hawaii
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where most of her family still lives and
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my dad is white my family is from Guyana
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and South America
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I’m an educator I teach speech innovate
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to middle school and high school
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students in the Bay Area I am an artist
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poet a performance artist I do drag as
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drag king how did we first meet we met
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like all Millennials do on the Internet
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I’m just gonna before we met I wrote
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this like 5 paragraphs being like hey
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I’m gonna tell you something about
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myself I really like to plan ahead and I
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need that because it’s not only for
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myself because I like to do that it
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helps me my anxiety and I’m good at
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planning things so we are like pretty
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opposite in a lot of ways we’ve come to
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find out but that helps us balance each
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other out
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and see things from different
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perspectives that we wouldn’t
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[Music]
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Jasmine makes me feel easy loved
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supported free safe
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happy
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genuinely happy Kiana makes me feel warm
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and safe and understood
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and seen love is really fucking
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challenging but love is worth it so
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worth it from the beginning we’ve had a
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pretty intense but easy connection I’d
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say like the day after we met we spent
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two weeks straight together we hung out
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each other almost every day and spent
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the night at each other’s houses
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every day I think a few days later we
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were hanging out we were walking back
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from getting poked a which is my
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favorite food and one of Jasmine’s magic
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no not her favorite to do and we’re
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walking up the steps to my apartment she
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was walking a little behind me and I
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think I had I don’t even remember what
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we were talking about like something
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sillier like laughing and then Jasmine
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who says I love you
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and I literally like whipped my head
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around and I was like what and then she
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said it again and I felt like
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my heart like and then my stomach and I
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was like oh my god I like come on Cepeda
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cuz I Hey oh my get stressed out I was
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I’m getting constipated and I was like
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my heart was beating so fast and I was
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like really and she said yeah it was so
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intense so fast I didn’t know what to
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make of it yet like she said I was a
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little bit behind her when I said it and
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I was just like I think you might you
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must select said something funny or
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silly or something that’s maybe like
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damn like I love her and so I decided to
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say it because it’s something sometimes
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like you just meet somebody you know
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it’s the whole thing like don’t want to
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say it too soon but I have a really hard
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time hiding how I feel so it just came
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out naturally when you love someone
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you’re attracted to the natural scent no
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matter how sweaty dirty unclean unsafe
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they are maybe that’s why I’ve loved
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other people who have hurt me but I
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don’t have to worry about that with you
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because I’ve never felt so natural and
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anyone elses arms never allowed myself
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to take up space like this and feel like
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I deserve to
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[Music]
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[Music]
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make me feel left even when it’s hard to
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feel love towards myself I know like I
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know I don’t have to try to hide it like
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even if I’m feeling you’re not beautiful
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or if I’m feeling insecure like I know
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you still love me it’s it’s really nice
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to be with you cuz I think we give each
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other like room to grow you know I know
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I’ve never felt like his confidence I
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dunno like whisky by my side it’s like
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true support that I’ve never had from
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someone
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[Music]

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