Category Archives: Writing

“Summer’s Youth,” by Tyler J.

Summer’s Youth,” by Tyler J.

For Ray Bradbury

 

  This childhood’s Eve,

the firebugs chirrup

       on the windowsill;

 

       I lay listening in

       white foam sheets,

       like an air-tuft amid

       the ocean’s wake,

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“Farewell,” by Tyler J.

Farewell,” by Tyler J.

 

Dedicated to all those melancholic folks

who have fishhooks in their hearts,

and to Time, who heals all.

 

       Goodbye forever, and farewell.

       The tides have changed and my boat

       has caught the wrong wave.

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“Whoever I Please,” by Téa S.

Whoever I Please,” by Téa S.

I am not a whore

I am a woman

A man

Whoever I want to be

In clothes that make me feel good

Clothes that I think look good

And clothes that I enjoy

I was not raised with the idea that:

If you wear short shorts

You’re a skank

Because trust me, honey

The only one in bed with me is

Me

Myself

And I