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

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I wanna love that belly of yours Massage the thick barrier Protecting the system that keeps you alive Press my hands into its softness Kiss my finger tips along its gentle curve Make you think “Fuck anyone that says my belly isn’t beautiful” SWD 02/2021

Forgiveness

If I can’t forgive What hope is there for myself To be forgiven SWD 01/2021

Parallel to a Forest

I wish to outstretch my limbs Stand tall and sturdy against strong winds But gentle enough to let the world in Offer shelter within my leaves Soak up the sun and catch the breeze Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees SWD 04/2018 Updated 12/2020

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,…

Packed Bag

Am I somewhere in your packed bag The one you keep in case of emergency Or urgency Folded neatly between your clothes Or forgotten and shoved in last minute Did I even make the checklist SWD 12/2019 Updated 11/2020

I miss live music

I’m watching my favourite band Play past live shows From the comfort of my couch This soft fleece blanket Couldn’t compare to the comfort That warm, perspiring skin Brushing against one another brings I turn the volume up As loud as I can bear Then stand and close my eyes Letting the rhythm of the…

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Smoke brushed my fingers And for a second I could Feel your hands in mine SWD 10/2020

Stone Bridges

While we construct our bridges Let us build them out of stone So if one day, they do burn They’re never truly gone If the dreaded day does come When you want me no more Say goodbye before you leave I won’t lock the door SWD 08/2017 Update 10/2020