when i was youngmy mother told me“pick yourself up”“brush yourself off”“get on your feet”“you’ll go far” mom wouldn’t liemy mom wouldn’t lie i picked myself upi brushed myself offi don’t think she likeswhat’s under the dust i remember she brought me sliced apples and pearsreminded me my father would neverher cutting smile and laughter thatContinue reading “mom”

love (me)

loving’s only easy when it’s not meloving’s only easy when they don’t choose yougod this would be so much easier if i wasnot one two three fourshedeclaredathumbwarlay your thumb there on my chest and twist my heart and let me restrestrestrestrestgod i’m going to fail this testtesttesttesttesti just don’t want you to gogogogogogodiloveyoupleaseloveme immanence transcendenceContinue reading “love (me)”

On Being a Kid

Art is from Jackie Ferrentino at VT Kids. Content warning: dysphoria. I’m 16 years old while I’m writing this. I’ll be 17 pretty soon. I’ve been sleeping in the same bed since I was very little. Nowadays, I often lie in bed, with my feet hanging off the edge, and think about what it meansContinue reading “On Being a Kid”

Switch Side Debate – A Double Edged Sword

Note: This is an article that I wrote for Beyond Resolved back in August. I wanted to have it here just so a lot of my written work is in one place – it feels like a portfolio! Art is from Leopard Moth on tumblr. Content Warning: This article discusses structural violence, specifically concerning queerContinue reading “Switch Side Debate – A Double Edged Sword”