Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Longer Around

I’m rounded and warm on the table
a solid bowl for you
in the wake of your flesh leak, I think mostly of your eyes
the outline of the space between your give and my bite
or the shadow that follows the shape of you, when you’re facing me
now I am out and over, with a spoon
ready to be slapped or served to you Continue reading

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Bubble wrap

I could not taste you close, when you first fed you were brown and beige colored memory then nearly four years later, we met again between Fort Greene stares my rolled up hair and my fingers numb I was cold … Continue reading

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Here are 8 People’s Stories About Coming Out to Their Grandandparents (Slate article)

I almost forgot! I’m featured in this short, heartwarming piece about coming out to grandparents! https://www.slantnews.com/story/2015-07-02-here-are-8-peoples-stories-about-coming-out-to-their-grandparents

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The Width of Becoming (Learning How to Love The Shape of My Face)

I’ve been told so many lies about the cut of my face, I’ve tried to cut it clean off. I’ve tried to shape it into something else. I think the thing about masculinity in women, is that it’s wildly beautiful. I think it’s breath-taking and I’ve gasped at the scent of it. But when you are named that way, without identifying that way, it is cold and sharp. It hurts your face and stabs your good side. I think that I am old enough and wise enough now, to know the shape of my own face. I think I know how to trace my own heart. And I think the outline is beautiful. Continue reading

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Rip Out (edited version)

you loved me whole from the gut until my flesh was caught in your teeth then you sliced me open with your heat all I remember is fuck you and fuck me and we fucked and forgot until the words … Continue reading

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Upon Going Home (review of The Messiah Complex)

My review of the play, The Messiah Complex; about the intersections of Blackness, queerness, gender identity and addiction is now live on Autostraddle! http://www.autostraddle.com/upon-going-home-review-of-the-messiah-complex-239760/

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Swimming in Patchwork

{Beyond The Honeymoon} I love water. Being in water is the only time I feel completely covered in everything I love. I was just 8 months old, the first time I was immersed in water. And since then, whenever I … Continue reading

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