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Johnny, Are You Queer?

He was blonde, sarcastic, and completely uninterested in a romantic relationship with me.

Photo by Andrés Ochoa on Unsplash

Johnny Johnson (not his real name) was my second gay boyfriend but the only one I wrote poetry for.

I lost most of the Johnny poems, though I do remember one of my favorite lines. “The elevator came, but I had already been brought down.”

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Christine Schoenwald

Christine Schoenwald

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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