I Woke Up
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I Woke Up
Jameson Fitzpatrick
 
 
and it was political1
 I made coffee and the coffee was political. 
 I took a shower and the water was. 
 I walked down the street in short shorts and a Bob Mizer tank top 
 and they were political, the walking and the shorts and the beefcake 
 silkscreen of the man posing2 in a G-string. I forgot my sunglasses 
 and later, on the train, that was political, 
 when I studied every handsome man in the car. 
 Who I thought was handsome was political. 
 I went to work at the university and everything was 
 very obviously3 political, the department and the institution. 
 All the cigarettes I smoked between classes were political, 
 where I threw them when I was through. 
 I was blond4 and it was political. 
 So was the difference between "blond" and "blonde." 
 I had long hair and it was political. I shaved my head and it was. 
 That I didn't know how to grieve5 when another person was killed in America 
 was political, and it was political when America killed another person, 
 who they were and what color and gender6 and who I am in relation. 
 I couldn't think about it for too long without feeling a helplessness 
 like childhood. I was a child and it was political, being a boy 
 who was bad at it. I couldn't catch and so the ball became political. 
 My mother read to me almost every night 
 and the conditions that enabled7 her to do so were political. 
 That my father's money was new was political, that it was proving something. 
 Someone called me faggot and it was political. 
 I called myself a faggot and it was political. 
 How difficult my life felt relative to how difficult it was 
 was political. I thought I could become a writer 
 and it was political that I could imagine it. 
 I thought I was not a political poet and still 
 my imagination was political. 
 It had been, this whole time I was asleep.


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1 political g2dzY     
adj.政治上的,政党的,政略性的,政治的
参考例句:
  • He was forced to leave his homeland for political reasons.因为政治原因他被迫离开自己的祖国。
  • In ideas those two political parties are worlds apart.那两个政党在思想上有巨大分歧。
2 posing 23441ef7edcca04bf4ba92c8e0dca6ff     
n. 摆架式 名词pose的现在分词形式
参考例句:
  • The model was posing carefully. 这位模特儿在认真地摆着姿势。
  • She is always posing. 她总是装腔作势。
3 obviously uIKxo     
adv.显然;明白地
参考例句:
  • Obviously they were putting him to a severe test.显然他们是在给他以严峻的考验。
  • Obviously he was lying.显然他是在撒谎。
4 blond KRpyb     
adj.金发的;n.白肤碧眼金发的人
参考例句:
  • Her long blond hair spilled down over her shoulders.她那淡黄色的长发披垂在双肩。
  • This blond man delivers newspaper every morning.这个白肤金发碧眼的男人每天早晨送报纸。
5 grieve n6oyY     
vi.(for,over)感到悲痛;vt.(使)伤心
参考例句:
  • Be sure and not grieve.一定不要伤心。
  • What the eye does not see,the heart does not grieve over.眼不见,心不烦。
6 gender slSyD     
n.(生理上的)性,(名词、代词等的)性
参考例句:
  • French differs from English in having gender for all nouns.法语不同于英语,所有的名词都有性。
  • Women are sometimes denied opportunities solely because of their gender.妇女有时仅仅因为性别而无法获得种种机会。
7 enabled a10311459433adf322f2590a4987c423     
adj.激活的v.使能够,提供做…的权利[措施]( enable的过去式和过去分词 );使可能
参考例句:
  • His photographic memory enabled him to tuck away yards of facts. 他过目不忘的记忆力使他能记下大量事实。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Long practice enabled that American to speak fluent Chinese. 长期的练习使得那个美国人能讲一口流利的汉语。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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