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Freedom to display one’s unwashed teeth Exhibiting the whole thirty-two, Even as others with anger seethe And the keenest insults on one rain, too. Voice to broadcast one’s HIV-Status Before it’s public discovery Or befriending some consoling circus And waiting for dramatic recovery! Venturous feet taking to the streets, Copiously eating your choicest sweets Or choosing not to thoroughfares roam, Sitting back at a boring home. A sticking to throat-scalding whiskies, Determinedly shunning friendlier juices Or willing that one’s tobacco shall be Menthol In the surprised faces of The Non-Menthol. The Freedom to quickly become Married Or just believe that matters are being hurried: A querying of why one must, Eternally ajar leaving the door of lust! Readily burying the remains of a loved one Or simply staring at it like a challenger, won… The right to keep amassing works of Literature Or against them turn with a new burning culture… Continue to deposit your money in a bank Or it be handing over to a girlfriend of high rank; Keep telling men of God an unwished story Or join their battles against local gods in glory. The right to write Asking for one more right.

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