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  1. Beautiful/Hermosa

    The imagery here is magical, and I love the creative form that you chose. The one thing I would suggest is taking away the two stray periods (lines 3 and 4), as they don't seem to fit.
  2. G-d, that was long.

  3. So, I'm not really sure about my gender, but let's assume for a moment that I'm a cis girl. I'm wearing a plaid flannel and jeans today, and my hair is quite short. My (well-meaning, elderly) neighbor comes up to me and goes, "I was thinking, hmm, he looks familiar, and then I saw it was you, and you're not a he!" And my face just heated up and I was totally flustered and people questioning my gender always makes me so uncomfortable because maybe, deep down, I'm doing the same thing. Like when a little kid asks if I'm a boy or a girl. Or a person, out of total respect, asks about my pronouns, but I don't think he's asking anybody else. I was actually approached by a person at school who wanted to know if I would join the trans A Capella group. And it just makes me feel so...I don't know...strange. Out of place. Like I don't fit in my skin. And she/her isn't right (why do people always assume it's she/her?) and he/him is so wrong, and they/them is ill-fitting and I don't understand and then here is my neighbor, telling me my haircut makes me look like a boy, and here I am. I wish I could say to my (well-meaning, elderly) neighbor, It's true, I'm not a "he." But I don't know what I am, either.

     

    1. hayfevered

      hayfevered

      image.png.9a0cb5d47e111802adcdf25207f701f2.png

      http://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/

       

      hey best of luck! i know people who use it/its/itself too, if thats ur jam! i just hope u find some good pronouns you can use to feel comfy w/yourself & i want you to feel good abt ur identity

      i hope u have a good good day!!!

    2. Over the Rainbow

      Over the Rainbow

      @drowntown Thanks so much, buddy 

    3. flamecoloredglowstick

      flamecoloredglowstick

      i think this explains really well how i feel too and it's the first time i've seen something that does so thanks for putting it into words

      good luck!

       

  4. why do i look in the mirror and think i'm ugly

    dammit

    stupid teenage brain

  5. Going to get a haircut in flannel and a beanie. We'll see how it goes @conradbirdie

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    2. Over the Rainbow

      Over the Rainbow

      @conradbirdieSomething that helps, especially if you aren't confident, is to find a picture online and then show it to them somehow. I browse "asymmetrical androgynous haircuts" just to get ideas but I usually end up admiring how cute all the queer people with gay hair look

    3. Over the Rainbow

      Over the Rainbow

      me: tries to think of a witty response to @drowntown

      um

      um

    4. conradbirdie

      conradbirdie

      @drowntown cat?? Good. so i mean kdjfvnkjdf @Over the Rainbow thats my "witty" response. but yeah i literally just looked up 'queer haircuts' until i found stuff that i liked lmao

  6. Reflections on a Content Count of Two

    It's not writer's block so much as writer's lock And I don't have the key For I am not a poet; I just play one on TV
  7. An inventory of things I have to carry home on the train today

    -a laptop

    -a five-pound textbook

    -a notebook

    -a history binder

    -two folders

    -two hard-cover books

    -two paperback books

    -empty water bottle that contained breakfast

    -empty lunch container

    -copy of last month's school newspaper, nearly folded

    -stress about getting work done (but really, who isn't)

    -and that's not all, folks....

    -a cardboard box containing 11 heavy ceramic tiles

    Yay fun

     

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    2. The Invincible Troodon

      The Invincible Troodon

      This is the mood for now until finals. Just this whole thing.

    3. Over the Rainbow

      Over the Rainbow

      They were something I made in ceramics class

      Well actually they weren't; I took home something somebody else made in ceramics class...

    4. flamecoloredglowstick

      flamecoloredglowstick

      well that's cool! 

      too bad about taking the wrong ones, though

  8. Exquisite Corpse, January Edition

    Through the dust something twinkles, hope or just another sun
  9. Pronouns are weird

    1. conradbirdie

      conradbirdie

      mood, lemme know if you figure them out

  10. Collective Slam Poem: Nov/Dec 2017

    As the host, maybe you could create a poll with a few titles and the authors could vote?
  11. Exquisite Corpse, January Edition

    Oh, you blighted, twirling order of stardust
  12. Night Vale, anyone?

    1. hayfevered
    2. Over the Rainbow

      Over the Rainbow

      @drowntown YAAAAAY

      I just started listening over break, I'm on episode 30 something and looooooove

    3. hayfevered

      hayfevered

      i only made it to episode 104 before The Phone Debacle happened and i dont have anything that can play it, but all i can tell u is that you will FLIP YOUR SHIT on episode 100

  13. social media

    @thepensword I just checked it out; your work is really nice! I especially liked the OCs.
  14. Exquisite Corpse, January Edition

    you have always been the one with toes in line, back straight, obeying gravity to necessary extent
  15. When you lost a library book so you can't place a hold on anything even though you practically live in the library and shoot, you really wanted to finish reading several books but you couldn't renew them because of aforementioned missing book and by the way you can't pay the library their 18 bucks because you just deposited all your money and so you'll have to wait until you have enough cash and your inner bookworm is just dying because now the library hates you and also your back is dying because you brought seven overdue books in your backpack to the library today but at least now you have those off your back but then you realize that the book you checked out a few weeks ago that you want to start reading is lost to humanity and you really don't want to lose another book because the library will hate you even more

    1. The Invincible Troodon

      The Invincible Troodon

      Oof. My library is cool and doesn't fine minors, but that sounds rough.

    2. Over the Rainbow

      Over the Rainbow

      It's ok! I found the book and returned it and now I am freeeeee

  16. Book suggestions?

    Update: it's checked out! boo.
  17. Book suggestions?

    Gay? School play? Fanta-say? That sounds perfect! I'm at the library right now, I'll check it out if its available.
  18. Book suggestions?

    I just read Beauty Queens. Aaaaah it was so good! Appreciated the gay sideplot a ton.
  19. I'm supposed to be writing an important essay but I keep checking the Slam instead... 

  20. intro things :D

    Hey! I'm Jewish too. I go to a Conservative synagogue, but my family isn't observant--we celebrate all the holidays, though.
  21. Collective Slam Poem: Nov/Dec 2017

    At the same time, too many metaphors leave sweet crumbs that scatter.
  22. Christmas is annoying when you don't celebrate it.

    1. conradbirdie

      conradbirdie

      i hope you had a good day anyway, even with tons of chirstmasy stuff all over!

    2. hayfevered

      hayfevered

      yeah dude hang in there i know the Hyperreligious Christians get to be fucking too much esp at this time of year....sendin' good vibes atchu!

  23. Report From the Outer Layer

    Coat: Disgustingly purple. There is an excuse in the pockets. Shirt: Orange with threads of rainbow plaid and creamy buttons up the front. It’s a boy’s if you check the tag. Skirt: Ties at the waist, swishes below the knees. Floating. Hair: Lots where it shouldn’t be and less where it should. Skin: Making space for weight. I look the most like me and the least like me. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Author's note: This is a poem about all the mixed feelings I get from my clothing and gender presentation. I'm supposedly a cis girl, but I also don't like it when people perceive me as girly. I feel at home in skirts but also in "boy's" clothes and it makes me so confused. It's fun.
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