outline of a plan to dethrone god:
quit writing poems. and all other forms of whining.
perfect the peeling of an apple instead.
the honest blade,
waxy swirl of crimson skin,
beads of wet sweetness
coalescing from flesh.
cut deeper, pare the core,
past the centre’s hidden star,
down to the seed.
remember what happened.
Well, if you want the CONVENTIONAL answer, I'm working on a Masters degree in Child and Family therapy, specializing in working with in queer and transgender youth of colour. I'm also a writer and performance artist working in drag, spoken word, monodrama, poetry, and journalism. I'm invested in radical, intersectional politics, collective living, and community building. There! Life neatly boxed. Happy?
My life goal is to become a degenerate old lady dressed in red silk lingerie who has many strapping young lovers and is killing herself eating too many bonbons.
Beloved - Toni Morrison
Fall On Your Knees - Anne-Marie MacDonald
Consensual Genocide - Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Salt Fish Girl - Larissa Lai
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Blackness and Other Rivers Between Us - d'bi young
Gathering Blue - Lowis Lowry
Dragon of the Lost Sea - Lawrence Yep
The Tracy Fragments - Maureen Medved
We the Animals - Justin Torres
This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen
Wide Saragasso Sea - Jean Rhys
Imaginary Homelands - Salman Rushdie
If on A Winter's Night A Traveler - Italo Calvino
Love! (Ah, luff...)
the sage-secrets of loving?" - d'bi young anitafrika
"to be mortal is to err/ so, mortal, bow to a mortal's destiny / even the gods on olympus have loved / and sometimes against the law" - racine
"i must become a menace to my enemies" - june jordan
PLEASE NO RACISTS, ASIAN FETISHISTS, AGEISTS, ABLEISTS, OR ANY OTHER KIND OF BIGOT OK