exhausted.

M.J. Dossey (Greensboro, NC) they’re all laughing. i can hear them laughing. every last one of them is laughing, rolling in peals of laughter while i sit there, watching, mouth agape, hands clenched into fists so tight that i’m not…

You Don’t Like Girls

BAM (Greensboro, NC) I Don’t Like Girls: a thought, an action, a plan ME: i like girls i like looking at them i like smelling them i like playing games with them i like talking to them i like eating…

A Voice

Andrew Garvey (Des Plaines, IL) Nobody knows what to call you, Is it he? She? They? …..no never they, they is plural.. you can’t use they singularly. It? Sometimes.. rather than use they and make them a person. Use it…

Girl Shoes For Sale. Never Worn.

Zizia Swan (Meadville, PA) Johnny can’t go home. He wants to… Sometimes, But there’s someone, Something more like, Who wears a mask. Someone (something), Who takes his seat At the table Every morning. Someone (something), Who says, “Morning Dad.” Dad…

MORENX

Maria Del Pilar Lopez-Saavedra (Colombia) MORENX is a wall installation of a (self) portrait created by black text on white paper nailed to the wall that describes “my” body. Although MORENX is a self-portrait, the identity created by the text…

My Alien From Far Away

By Benjamin Poulos (Baltimore, MD)   EXT. PARK LAWN- NIGHT Two female-bodied people lie outstretched on an expanse of well-maintained grass. They have honeysuckles arranged in loose crowns around their heads. The sky above them is  completely clear. PATTI I…

Interview with Playwright MJ Kaufman

Bailey Roper (Dallas, TX) MJ Kaufman is a queer playwright and devised theatre artist working in New York City and Philadelphia. Their work has been seen at the Huntington Theatre, New York Theater Workshop, the New Museum, Clubbed Thumb, New…

720 Modes

By ShaNeia (Siigh) Lawrence (Greensboro, NC)   The cause of my reaction has been following me with every breath I breath. It is as if reality has become a wide screen epic, even though I find it hard to believe, my…

Self Portrait As The Cosmos

Milo Gallagher (Sheldon, SC) You misgender me and I take my earrings off feeling like a fish mistaken for a deer Shame seeps in like oil I am far away already I am signs of life in another galaxy I…

Bubble

By Anonymous   When I was in middle school, I became fascinated with a girl in my class. It wasn’t exactly a crush, just a mild interest. I didn’t understand what bisexuality was at that age. I ignored it until…

Of 99.5% or 5%

By ShaNeia(Siigh) Lawrence (Greensboro, NC)   99.5% of the time I like to say I’ve been consistent Steady to this label that society hold so dear Steady to fit inside the boundaries That I’m almost sure will always be Impossible to…