i believe misogyny and patriarchy are closet homo lovers and they screw over their sisters cause they’re scared to screw each other. i believe harriet tubman should be on the dollar bill we’ve had our fill of white boy faces time to change places. i believe hilary, not bill, should have worn the crown they could have learned from jack and jill which one would break it and fall down. i believe there are too many lonely lesbians looking for a lover and if some would lift their cool masks maybe they would find each other. i believe people and products both need less packaging cause bullshit is still bullshit when you pull off all the wrapping. i believe people are see-through if you hold em up to the light i believe people are enlightening if you plug em in right. i believe our system is a love affair between the up and upper classes cause it’s easy to get screwed when you’re just raping all the masses i believe diet coke is liquid steel i believe too many women drink their meal. i believe in survival of the fittest-- if you’re ranking members of a gym but if you’re talking about the human club, you gotta let everybody in. i believe you should learn more than one language you should learn to talk in tongues and lips i believe in nipples and skin and toes and hips. i believe in noise from teeth and throats and cunts the noise of poetry, music, laughter, after screaming cunnilingus. i believe women are sexy without makeup or clothes i believe women are sexy when they’re reciting prose i don’t believe in horoscopes, fortune, fate, luck, or chance i believe sometimes shit works out just cause of circumstance. so i believe if you call the wrong number you should talk for a while you might like em more than who you meant to dial. i believe small talk is for small people who have nothing much to say if you really think it’s so nice out, shut up and go enjoy the fucking day i believe wall street invented the criminal mentality the easter bunny laid mandatory heterosexuality i believe mutual masturbation makes a lot of sense i don’t believe in a white picket fence i believe in picking fights and picketing riot dykes i believe in loving in groups, i believe in loving alone. i believe in hardship, in travelling through hard shit then i believe in coming home. i believe some wives find their husbands boring and they picture women naked while those boys are snoring i believe men need to revolutionize themselves or they’ll see all those wives kissing jill sobule and me. i believe there are more buttons and more clever bumper stickers every day and less and less sticking to what they have to say more recycling of garbage, more recycling of cash it all ends up in the same bin -- with all the white corporate trash. i believe there are too many babies and too many weddings and too many headings that started with Monica i believe post-gay is presumptious just plain gay functions. i don’t believe in ex-gay i believe trent lott should be b.b. gun-shot ex-punged from this term before the thousand years he’s got left i believe barbie should be used in anatomy class as a perfect bag of bones then taken to biogenetics as an argument against clones. i believe cell phone culture is ridiculous imprisoning us in the cell of a social fetish i believe baby dolls should have realistic clits. so baby dykes can start getting used to it. and i believed the guy i waited on today who said i’m one hundred percent nice i don’t bite i said i believe you sir and i’ll take the beer can you believe i’m one hundred percent queer and i talk it and i teach it and i poet and i preach it and I hold it and I mold it and I know it so I give it. cause I’m sure that I believe i’m still learning how to live it.