Space, As in Room, Pt. 1
I tell her that if there is a horror like this that she must run.
If we are away from each other–I at the bar–she at the table–she cannot look for me. She must, instead, find the exit and run.
I cannot sleep because I do not want her to die.
Space, As in Room, Pt. 2
Queered spaces, especially when brown, are brick and moral stances. A room when kissing and dancing are acts of activism. We speak of these political outcomes first even though they are secondary. The main purpose for these spaces are for moments to reclaim a completeness; to access one’s humanity because every other place abstracts your identity magnifying the whitest, straightest, or wealthiest of learned postures.
Simply put these rooms are where people go to be people.