Unseen

I am unseen, unspoken, unknown.   I sing with the tongue of a liar, for even I will not give voice to that precious truth which lives behind the softness of this face, behind the contours of this deceptive body.…

mathematical

I know you don’t really like math but I like you and I don’t understand that in any other language   fibonacci’s number creates the golden spiral it is found in sunflowers, succulents, shells   but most notably in the…

liminal

Graphic by Nick Griffin   one misconceives the desert as a barren, lonely wasteland when in reality it is an ecosystem teeming with life adapted to exist in the harshest conditions   in between strict dichotomies i exist; not a…

Marjorie

Graphic by Jeanine Lee They will never understand why I tried so hard to keep your poinsettia plant alive Why I spent hours scouring the internet for cures for root rot And so it would not grow crookedly or become…

The Silence in a Snare

Graphic by Kit P   I want to act like I’m not affected but I am   I am affected not by the horrendous shouts of hell but of the wonderful future within arm’s reach Of the rainbow skies I…

Dance With Me Darling

Graphic by Anastacia Kellogg Dance with me darling, I don’t care who’s looking. I am a man, I am a woman, I am fluidity and impulse and I impulsively decided to love you, You were hesitance and softly-treaded words, But…

Fire

Graphic by Nieves Winslow   local gossip: crazy girl shaves her head and dresses like boy and looks like boy and wants to be called boy but will never be boy; dumb girl wants to crawl out of her south asian…

Cobwebs and Silks: A Queer Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a woman who wished she could do something wonderful, like spin straw into gold. She visited the neighborhood witch, and offered her firstborn child in exchange for the talent. Grimfeasance agreed. (She was an…

The Closet

  “I’m uncomfortable around you” you say but I don’t live to make you comfortable, I don’t live to be your gay best friend, I don’t live to be the animated embodiment of all trans people of color, I don’t…

The Knight and the Yellow Rose

“Have you ever heard of a red rose?” The lady frowned and said, “I have, but they are extraordinarily rare – some think they do not exist.” “But they do? They aren’t a myth?” the knight said, full of hope.…