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About rozkaveney

Middleaged, trans, novelist, poet, activist

New poem

Some leave so early. We just get a taste Of who they would have been. Perhaps a song Or a novella. They were not here long Enough to write much, scrawled it down in haste A breath behind their ear … Continue reading

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There was a story about using computers to check the likely date of one of her poems

SAPPHO AMONG THE ASTRONOMERS Each day we know more. Knowledge in the net And fish and random wood. Alone she slept She doesn’t say so we don’t know she wept. The moon was down. The Pleiades had set. We count … Continue reading

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There’s this weird clip on YouTube

NIETZCHE’S TOMB In that last film he’s nothing but a glare face locked fools gold where once those brilliant eyes torn paper folded brow was once so wise. His own abyss looks out in that blank stare. Something was not … Continue reading

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And an older one that I never posted because it was too raw at the time

GODLIKE Godlike he holds her hand. She smiles. Salt tears Headhearthurts. So you write it in a song. They’re dead. You too. The poem lasts so long I’m yelling at you from three thousand years. She’s smart. She doesn’t shriek … Continue reading

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And another

FOR PATTI SMITH She goes on living working. On her skin age verse grief love write complex telling lines beauty transmutes remains deceiving signs laughter’s own creases change them. And within she feels sixteen but tired. Late night sweat lust … Continue reading

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New poem

DEATHLESS All writers are imaginary friends who whisper in my ear, throw shady looks over my verse and prose. And move dark rooks castle my lines with unexpected ends. Each other’s muses when the muses sleep engaged in sly erotics … Continue reading

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MY TDOV POST

In August 1979, when I definitively transitioned, I made a decision to be entirely open about being trans. This was not particularly about being virtuous – I reasoned that at 6 ft 4 I was always liable to be read … Continue reading

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