Felicitations: Normal?


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Normal?
When he said, "You seem normal despite being gay,"
I replied, just as quick as a shot,
"I am certainly bound to be filled with dismay
If you're normal for someone who's not."

Normal? is part of the poem series Felicitations by Felicia Nimue Ackerman. Ackerman is a professor of philosophy at Brown University and has had over 200 poems published in a wide range of places. We are lucky to get to have a few of them published right here at Options Magazine.