Bottom lip to unswept pavement, she stared at me
Stranger to Stranger,
this is our exchange.
I am not a public installation,
my hands are in errand,
my eyes still sleepy.
Pre-noon a blur, uninterrupted and slow.
Disgust on her tongue I did ignore, but
here I am,
weaker than I thought,
replaying, revisiting, rewriting-
S̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶'̶v̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶m̶a̶n̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶b̶o̶o̶b̶s̶?̶ ̶
S̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶’̶v̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶a̶n̶s̶m̶a̶n̶?̶ ̶
S̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶’̶v̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶a̶n̶s̶ ̶p̶e̶r̶s̶o̶n̶?̶ ̶
S̶o̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶’̶v̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶this ̶b̶o̶d̶y̶?̶
Most days I settle for,
What the fuck are you looking at?
You got a problem?
Say it again!
The tender comfort of deep night,
replaced by a slow peel of daylight,
from head to soul,
My torn skin aches to scorch under the shared sun,
I am lost, but I walk
down this piss soaked stoop's-
flaming red carpet.
Check out the latest TMAN Magazine with interviews with trans folks: Zyon Gray, Zander Kieg, Saterius, Sebastian Jus Flowers, and me!
My spring travels have come to a break and I'll be in NY for the month of May, but then back out during the summer time.
Please check my calendar for the laterst tour dates and Happy Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
I've also been playing tour guide to my first grade bff from Hawaii here in NY! @Cafeteria in Chelsea.
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March 3: Kansas State University, 7pm, Manhattan, KS.
March 18: Urbana Slam, NYC, NY.
March 21: True Colors Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
March 22: New England Queer Person of Color Conference, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
April 7: University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.
April 10: Queer Studies Graduate Studies Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
April 17: University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.