A COLLEGE student in the US has posted a YouTube video of himself performing an amusing spoken word poem to his poetry class, coming out to his classmates in the process.
Steven Boyle’s piece, I Hit Send, or Modern Meltdown, is about the dilemmas of romance in the modern technology era, as well as about the excitement, butterflies and anticipation he felt with his first crush after waiting 20 years to come out of the closet.
It was also the first time he had performed his poem, and the first time he confirmed to his classmates that he was gay.
“In attendance [at the reading] was my poetry class who I had grown to love dearly, but had never alluded to that I was gay,” Boyle told The Gaily Grind.
“I changed every pronoun before that night, and stayed away from the fact that my muse at the time was a boy who had broken my heart.
“Also in the audience was everyone who came out to see their friends do poetry, strangers I had never met, and a small group of my own friends who had no idea what I was going to read since I rarely, if ever, shared my writing.
“What happened next was one of the most memorable nights of my life.”
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