Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

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Poem 1612

4 January, 2017

​Injustice came and I ran.

I ran to the politicians, but they said you’ve no power here.

I ran to the courts, but they said you’ve no voice here.

I ran to my faith, but it said you’ve no redemption here.

I ran to the shelters, but they said you’ve no place here.

I ran to my blood, but its beat had stilled.

I ran to the rock and hid beneath it.

Injustice found me and used the rock to seal my grave.

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Trans Women in Media

25 March, 2016

I want trans women detectives and lawyers.
I want trans women artists and beatniks.
I want trans women piloting starships.
I want trans women raising families.
I want trans women working as social workers, teachers, and counselors.
I want trans women nurses, doctors, and surgeons.
I want trans women working with engines.
I want trans women running cabs and subways.
I want trans women doing what people do and
I want what what they do to be what they do and not just who they are.
I want to see my life and the lives of those I love up on the screen.
I want characters who represent me, who show my potential for greatness, and my darkest self doubts.
I want trans women in media because
I want to see myself
                                      and know I belong.

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Every Tuesday

20 August, 2013

Every Tuesday
Across 1400 miles
Of separateness
i Skype with my parents

Every Tuesday
In scheduled family time
my supportive Father
Misgenders me, again

Every Tuesday
‘He’ as me slips from his
Lined and gentle mouth
Then a corrected ‘she’

Every Tuesday
Across a two year span
Of intimacy
we lose a little more

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Living in the Cut

30 August, 2012

Balding, drawn, and haggard
Beat by time and life:
Testosterone the dagger
That took away her life.

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When We Become Weavers: queer female poets on the Midwestern experience

17 July, 2012

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Here is the cover to the anthology I am being published in (as: Jennifer-River). You can find more information on the anthology here: http://www.squaresandrebels.com/2012/07/finally-when-we-become-weavers-among.html?m=1