Four Short Poems

Halloween Love Story We outdid everything, in banter There were lanterns inside pumpkin faces, The smiley visages could do no wrong As we became the afterthought before we knew What had transpired… Almost like a flash of instant lightning. You and I, had scored each other. Jack O Lantern had claimed his Jill.   October…

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Trans America

I paddled past Ellis Island Past the statue of liberty, Batholdi’s legacy With the torch of freedom staring me in the eye. New Amsterdam awaited me My trans-ocean journey, my migration To a new America, a land like no other. I was finally the wrapping around my heart A land of my own right –…

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A Transgender’s Elegy

The surgical snip could only do so little Hormones were the elan vital That spiked and made him, her. The red head who lost his fur coat And gained luscious skin, radiant in places Like she always wanted, a glow of the moon On her now strange physiognomy. Yet she knew something big was missing,…

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