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Modern Love: The Shallow Pond of Online Dating

Self-worth takes work. It’s not something I often think of because I was luckily blessed, from the start, to have a relatively safe amount of self-confidence: not too much, not too little. Insecurity is a momentary thing for me, not a state of being. But when it comes to dating, online dating, wow…it’s hard.   Advertisements

Check Your (Queer) White Privilege

This is a post I don’t want to write. But, I need to because it’s a truth, a raw one, that needs to be spoken. And I won’t be accused of holding back or hiding; I’m too old for that sort of thing and the world is too big for small-living. I must preface, however, … Continue reading

Slipping palms

She gives me sweaty palms. I met her, randomly, at a party

A family of trees

Lots of little girls dream of growing up to be princesses or brides, of meeting their prince or future husband, getting married, having kids—you know, the whole story, the happily ever after. I don’t remember my dreams from when I was a kid; those have been lost to the past and I’m perfectly fine with … Continue reading

Closets and boxes and coffins

We should stop calling them closets and start calling them what they truly are: coffins.

Queer Sexuality 4000

I’ve made a space for you beside me Rest your weary arms Leave your heavy heart It’s safe right here next to me

Queer Sexuality 350

Come here, baby Hook those legs over my shoulders

Queer Sexuality 200

Shy paper origami cranes Sprinkled out of the sky

Queer Sexuality 101

Ladies, you had better close those legs Hide it It is nobody’s business What your business is

Still gay

I have never dated a guy. This is not from a lack of wanting—will explain that later—but, well, I’m gay. That is mostly synonymous with, oh, not dating guys! Still, that doesn’t mean that I dislike men. I do like them.

Raison d’etre

"Raw," she said. "I want something primal. I want something bare and naked. I want you to give me this life raw, unbidden, unhidden, free, fair, and true. Can you do that? Can you do that for me?"

One may only try.

June 2018
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