He stands in front of the tiny little Bar

On the corner of this forgotten street

A glance up at the sign, lit up neon orange

And it seems he hesitates, if but for a moment

Before heading inside

The bar is named the usual type for places such as these

Once inside, he looks around

Seeing myriad faces abound

All of them male, not a single woman

And he wonders if this is the right decision

Making up his mind, he wanders aimlessly

Towards the bar, to order a drink

White Russian, if you please

Tired of holding it all inside

Of doing what society prescribes

All one way and not the other

All of the stereotypes begin to smother

And he wonders again, if he made the right choice

Another drink and then a stranger

They talk for a bit, and decide to leave

Back to the strangers house, just for this eve

He says, I want you to know

That this is my first time, my first go

At anything like this, so take it slow

I've lived by stereotypes in a world

That is slow to understand us and why

We choose to live the way we do

Stranger says, that's ok, I've been there before

Many of us have who frequent that bar

But tell me one thing if you will

Why tonight, this night, you choose to kill

All the barriers you've set ahead of you

To accept that which you have tried to hide

And others would have you deny

I know why I did, years ago, but I'd like

To know why you, why now

And he replies that it just felt right

He had just turned 21 before, a few nights

Ago, and There it was as he was walking by

The little bar that he knew had to be

All that he read about them, in books he

Had read many nights in the past

And so the others could kiss his ass

Those that would have him change

He is who he is, he says

And that's what I will always be

Might as well embrace it freely

As the car pulls out from the lot

He looks back at that sign again

Hanging up in orange neon

Sputtering from disrepair

And he watches his old self disappear

On that horizon line as it passes

And he knows his life will be better

Having accepted this part denied by the masses

And he knows he will be back, to that gay bar