Monthly Archives: January 2012

HOUSE OF LIES Our face the house that line by line we built, our skin the record of fierce days, of wine whose red is in our cheeks. This scar the fine we paid for passion; shadows of our guilt … Continue reading

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A poem I owe to Laurie Penny

A tangle of meat and poetry The human heart is but a maze of meat where muscle tangles in a gorgeous knot Red blood flows through it, lush and burning hot. We wander through its paths on halting feet whenever … Continue reading

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Introductions Friendship is braiding in and out the strands of all our histories. Across the years, we weave together. Sometimes it appears we hold each other closer than our hands sometimes we go away and then come back and pass … Continue reading

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Late night poem

The Greek Anthology Short perfect verses – ‘fifteen olive trees grandfather planted.’ ‘I once owned a shield- shattered in battle and I had to yield’ ‘Your voice is soft and warming as a breeze’ ‘The boy I loved turned Christian, … Continue reading

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And back to the ballads

The Ballad of the Mob

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One of my occasional poems about being trans

Transition Boys eyes the glass where I could check my face was on straight. And their pricks the long straight rule to test my curves. I did not think to fool and yet, finding myself in this new place, I … Continue reading

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Loving Despair Despair, sweet mistress, could not be my muse but kept me company until she came back. Whipped me with self-contempt – I heard ribs crack as she trod down my breasts with iron shoes. I could not sing … Continue reading

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