The other night I had a visceral dream.
My banner was ten feet tall.
Enshrined upon it was God Loves Everyone.
Rainbows dropped from it, as I stood blocking evil.
For you see
Was a banner reading: Fags Burn In Hell.
The hatred spewed from the banner and angry bigot holding it.
The name calling and void-of-love burned my ears,
I endured through the whole parade.
Teaching others acceptance and love.
A queer nocturnal heart cry.
I have a dream!
(Tell them about the dream Tim!)
I have a dream,
That one day,
The world will have equity and acceptance, for all my queer family.
A world so full of love there is no space for homophobia.
I still have that dream.
I am an interdisciplinary artist in music composition, writing, and visual arts. My goal is to connect people to accessible new music that showcases virtuosic abilities without losing touch of authentic emotions. I have premiered music with The Astoria Music Festival, Cascadia Composers, and Sound of Late’s 48 hour Composition Competition. I also want to produce writing that connects the reader to themselves in a way that promotes wonder and self realization. I have self published several novels, and have written for Look Up Records (Seattle), Our Bible App, and Deep Overstock: The Bookseller’s Journal. Check out my full discography, Where Are WE?, Piano Memories, Fear Sides and Soundbath, and my newest novel, Dear God I’m a Faggot at my website: www.timothyarlissobrien.com