I was just thinking

I met a young airman yesterday.

He has two dogs and two cats but, he wants a lot more.

He casually mentioned that his husband won’t let him get more until they buy a house.

It was nothing. It was like me mentioning my wife.

It was beautiful.

It was heartbreaking.

I am old enough to remember the days before Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  We had an airman get booted when I was at DLI for being caught with another man.

And here I was talking to this sweet kid about dogs and his husband like it was the most normal thing in the world.

And my mind turned to #45 and his homophonic supporters. The religious asshats who already made it easy for him to go after trans military members. The same asshats who are pushing to make it okay to deny services to people based solely on how they love.

His kicking out people who were promised a life here in return for their service.

You can’t tell me he won’t go after gays in the military. I’ve seen too much to believe he won’t hurt people based on the most trivial of differences.

45 is bad people you guys. I don’t understand why that is so hard to see.

Have a day

Copyright 2022 Rudy Martinez
©2024 Rudy Martinez