Butch

I finally read Stone Butch Blues And I think I understand why my mind Wanted to push this story aside It hurts just as much as I thought it might And its nudging open doors that I’ve been barricading since childhood SWD 03/2021 Stone Butch Blues

Box of Letters

My heart holds A box of letters Not all pleasant But all important Some have been So tear soaked That I can no longer Read the words That helped usher in My self-doubt SWD 01/2021

Succulent

Like the succulent I left at work And couldn’t water for three months because of quarantine You, too, will grow more without me SWD 06/2020

Beer and Lavender

They taste of beer and Lavender, of which my lips Cannot get enough SWD 02/2020

Spaceship

We often joked about dying Together in a spaceship Blasting off above clouds That looked like cotton fields Toward the woman in the sky We both fell in love with And wrapping up our wanderlust-filled adventures With the most exciting one of them all Our eyes have cherished the moon At her most brilliant moments…

Hometown

Born and raised Far from the place I would call my comfort A stranger in my hometown Visiting from a concrete haven These streets I memorized Get harder to walk On my last stroll I hope to get lost And stray from the road Maybe discover something new A small redemption To bring me back…

Beneath the Moon

The grass was dewy And cool against my skin The wind danced away With our smoke clouds The sky was dark But scattered with stars The moon hung high Full bodied and brilliant When I kissed you Beneath her glow Spring tides were not The only waters disturbed My oceans stirred My heart rode immense…