#328 (triangle)

Just remember

I would have worn

the triangle on my shoulder

I would have dug my own grave

kneeling before it, waiting

for the sound of a gun

if I had been lucky

if not there would always

be the doctors, those traitors

to their profession.

Just remember

I can walk the streets today

wearing all the colours

not with pride, but with

a show of solidarity to

all my siblings, still losing

the battle to the cruelty of

this modern world.

© Matthias Geh, 16th June 2018

Note: In Nazi Germany, pink triangles (German: Rosa Winkel)[5] were used as one of the Nazi concentration camp badges, used to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality.[6][7] Every prisoner had to wear a downward-pointing triangle on their jacket, the colour of which was to categorise them by "kind". Other colors identified Jewish people (two triangles superimposed as a yellow star), political prisoners, Jehovah's Witnesses, "anti-social" prisoners, and others the Nazis deemed undesirable. Pink and yellow triangles could be combined if a prisoner was deemed to be gay and Jewish.[8] Originally intended as a badge of shame, the pink triangle (often inverted from its Nazi usage) has been reclaimed as an international symbol of gay pride and the gay rights movement, and is second in popularity only to the rainbow flag.[2] Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_triangle

			

2 Comments

    1. Thank you so much! Sometimes I worry that our collective memory is failing. But only until I look around and see that in reality we are many.

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