A poem recounting a personal experience with queerness and trauma and coming to terms with it.
A poem about unrequited feelings and the occasional resurfacing of memories that come with it.
A poem about the way our institutions and some people fail to protect young trans people and profit off their deaths in different ways, while the people who loved them are left to deal with the actual grief.
This poem was originally published in our Spring 2022 print issue “Reflections of Radiance.”
building a new life
painting a new life
writing a new life
magician you don’t listen
all your tricks have worked on me
I’m in a hundred million pieces and we last spoke in my dreams
please lead me back inside the gardens where our lives and love have peaked