two men

Here's a thing
Two men met
And fell in love

And they lived together
Both as men (not one butch, one fem)
For many years

And their friends were lawyers,
teachers, musicians
And any other professions
You could care to mention

And they didn't go insane
Or beat each other up
Or catch AIDS and die

They weren't any nicer to their mothers
Than anyone else
Nor did they have a keen eye
For interior design

They were just two men
Two men in love
Leading a fairly ordinary life

And all they asked for
Was the same visiting rights
The same inheritance rights
The same next of kin rights
The same human rights

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment?"

"Find out which men are diddling other men
and persecute them."