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Passionflower

Sock Trull (Greensboro, NC) When you kiss me it feels like a word I don’t know Spiraling spiraling spiraling out of control i don’t know where I end and you begin All I know is that i end End in…

Does She Know I’m Trans?

Jermanni E.S. Cooper (Rocky Mount, NC) Does she know Does she know Does she know!… that I am trans We sit there looking at each other through a tiny glass screen. I’m falling for her every time she talks, every…

Hymn To Life

Lizzie Francis (Brooklyn, NY) It rained today, a big one. The kind that cracks the linoleum sky, clouds like pipes 
 bursting through the ceilings until God turns the water to the house off. I should clarify: I probably don’t…

Do you know who this person is?

Michael G. Williams (Durham, NC) Those are the words my father spoke as he held up a copy of my hometown newspaper. It was early 1992 and I was a high school senior deep in enemy territory. My parents were…