I’m constantly in awe of
Black cops, Queer cops—
“Queer” defenders of
These people are braver than I—
They face reality each day and
Do what they must to keep us safe
And yet, everyone is always saying
How racist and homophobic they are, despite
Being what they supposedly hate.
They are underrepresented and underpaid.
I am sick to death over all the senseless, murderous rage
But that doesn’t mean all of them are the same.