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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...

Saying Goodbye by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] I’ve said my goodbye. Cried again. Cried some more. My lungs are raw. This, somehow worse than before. I lie to myself, tell myself, it will be better this time around. Still alert to the sound of your...

Stories we cannot tell by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] How do we speak of our pain? How do we tell of our sorrow? -when we're silenced for comfort, abandoned in the rain, in fear of another tomorrow? How can I make the pain stop? When my options...

The Most Forgivable Injustices by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] It was a small thing, but I cried regardless. I finally had the power, to make a choice, but took the coward's way. It's sad, that the most forgivable injustices, are the ones we do to ourselves. We...