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

FTX

I made it to one year on testosterone Transitioning has been a complete surprise I assumed, at the beginning, that it would feel like giving up a part of myself Or erasing the past to make way for my future I was prepared for it to feel like a raging battle within my soul Instead,…

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

Same Tension

I wonder if you feel the same tension as I can In this roughly 700 square foot apartment The same serenity that settles your mind When you find me asleep on the couch The same butterflies in your stomach When I flash a sleepy grin in the morning The same desire to be the bottles…

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…