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Lessons on Lemonade: Why Are You Afraid of Love?

My essay on inter-generational trauma, emotional labor and femininity/masculinity, and other themes that came up for me after watching Beyoncé’s Lemonade, went live on The Establishment yesterday. This is my first paid piece and I’m very proud of it 😉 … Continue reading

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Dear You (Who I Still Haven’t Met)

I want you to taste my raw with your rage and fuck me out of my childhood pain love me like the last three years love me like still bodies after long talks silence welcomed and arms dropped fingers open and 34 … Continue reading

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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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Rip Out (Then Touch)

I want to write the beautiful poems but all I can think about is the wild way you loved me from the gut the violent way you cut me with your teeth the words that got caught in forget the … Continue reading

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Why Darkness Attracts Light

I enjoy live poetry the way most people enjoy live music. I would imagine my receipt of it is similar to the way religious people experience a good sermon. It is deeply connective for me. Spiritual. When a poem moves … Continue reading

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