Browsing: Poetry

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Postcards from Childhood

1. Your voice falters, during the descant at a Sunday service. Singing comes very naturally to you; your mother sometimes tells a tale, perhaps apocryphal, that you were singing before…

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Waning

TW: brief mention of violence Words, loaded with wounds accelerated beating when they shoot Labels, narrowness, asphyxiating taking up the space cutting off the breath Gazes, flooded with prejudice becoming…

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A Binary Ore Refinery

Two heavy pistons side-by-side, Standing ominously tall and ten feet wide, Shaking the ground as they alternate in quivering heat, (In quick succession thrumbing a hearty beat), Symbiotically powering a…

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Words (they fail me)…

I wish I had the words. No, I wish I had the right words. The words which could give sufficient meaning to the overwhelming sense of concern and bleakness that…

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Coded

The follicles shooting out from my head, dropping in oceanic waves to my thighs My crown that is revered in so many cultures, a symbol of femininity The softness that…

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The Binary Box

CN: gender dysphoria, nonbinary erasure, cis normativity. I hate this box that’s carved out of my own skin and trapped within my own mind. The longing I constantly feel for…

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Shave

I shave Because I am afraid I shave Because I’m scared of what they’ll say I agree smooth legs look nicer. Nicer on men too. Yet for men, not to…

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X signifying nothing

CN: descriptions of violence, death, the Pulse and Xalapa shootings. x is for the bodies piling up. in xalapa. in pulse. in our hearts and minds. x is for the…

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