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Things God did not make by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] The irony of these two men: Father Adam and Bishop Steve - so fond of the things they believe. “God created man and woman,” they cry. ...missing the irony of the sweltering homoeroticism. I nod in tacit approval...

A Witch’s Song by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] I worship at the edge of the sea, where the wind blows so strong, that my body feels like it can fly, and the spray catches in my eye, and my hair tangles, bushy and long, as the...

Sonnet for Drowning by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Throat raw and lungs burning: the drowning that never ended. The ocean follows two steps behind... concurrent footfall on my heels, Would it find me if I stop for one minute? Dry-drowning is mostly a myth, but I...

Gender Canticle: A Transgender Prayer by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] My gender is a history, woven into my mother's clothes. My gender is that of a haunted girl, and the ghost of a boy who never lived. My gender is bell, book, and candle, a prayer to the...

Towel by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] I wrote a history about my future: One day I will own more than one towel. Maybe even one for every day of the week. -big and luscious. -big enough to cover every inch of my body. -big...