The sixteen year old boy stood on the pavement
Watching the Pride parade
Take place in his city
Mesmerized by the noise and colour
Freedom and joy
He soaked in the music
Mouthing the words to himself
He did not feel alone
He wanted to stay right in this moment
His eyes traveled over the banners
It was the joy on their faces that struck him
Pulled him in
Could he feel that joy too?
He wanted that feeling so bad.