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Someone once told me that love was tangerine,
Like a bottle of Fanta.
Fizzy, fizzy fanta.
Maybe that's the wrong simile,
But what does it matter?
It's not true, anyway.

Love between a man and a woman.
Between two straight, accepted people,
Without thoughts that may be labeled as
'queer' or 'strange',
May be tangerine.

But our love isn't.

The two boys who live in the apartment next door?
The ones who study hard,
Earn high grades in uni,
And create the most beautiful art you've ever seen?
Their love isn't tangerine.

Those two girls you see talking in the store,
The one with the innocent, girly-girl style,
And the cutting-edge punk?
Their love, even hidden, isn't tangerine.

The sullen girl in your local music store,
With the pale skin and bulky clothing?
Her boyfriend, the bright and cheery blond,
Who seems to have every girl after him but never strays?
Their love isn't tangerine.

Because those boys like boys.
And those girls like girls.
And that girl likes girls and boys.
They aren't 'straight', like society wants.
They're bent out of shape, but in a good way.
Like an abstract Picasso is, or that local sculpture
That you just don't understand but love anyway.

Gay, Bi,
Trans, Lesbian,
Non-binary or else,
Their love isn't tangerine.
Their love is purple.
Written for Spirit Day, and also as a sequel to my other piece, 'Love is Tangerine'.

About the title: I was trying to think of a title, and someone I was talking to online said "Lesbians are purple" (We were talking about Spirit Day). That line, for some reason, stuck, and here we are. c:
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ivory-phills Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely! :heart:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :hug:
ivory-phills Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
Kymira12 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconheartpurpleplz: Hello! :iconheartpurpleplz:

Your supportive art has been featured in my journal dedicated to Spirit Day. You can see the feature here. When you have time, can you please take a look and spread around the art of the other featured deviants? Thank you for your time and support!

I hope you have a good day and/or night! :huggle:
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks so much for the feature! <3 I'll check it out for sure!
PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Well said!
hey-there-blue-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! =D
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