Ron Riekki ~ I Found Out My Roommate …

… isn’t Christian.
Thank God, I couldn’t handle

the constant judgment.
My last one kept his diary

on a parchment.
He was a Judge Judy,

a list-maker, catching all sin
in his trash. I’d snort and laugh,

the strippers in the bin of my closet
coming out to joy ride, saying—

Answer (from Hillary):
LGBT includes the “T,”

and I wanted to stand up
for the entire community.

In Religious History 201
we learned that the word

“homosexuality” doesn’t appear
anywhere in the Bible. It was added

in later . . . My new roomie
is Hindu. He tells me I’m Hindu

too, that all of the world is,
whether we know it or not.


Ron Riekki‘s books include U.P: a novel, The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (a 2014 Michigan Notable Book and finalist for the 2014 Midwest Book Award, 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Foreword Book of the Year Award, and 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award,, and Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,
More of Ron’s poetry will appear in DM 91 ~ Kinderszenen, upcoming Fri 8 May at

DM 91 Publicite 1



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