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Queen Unchained by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] (To the men who thought they could solve my problems by taking ownership of me.) I am not a sin to absolve,some puzzle to solve;some matter in which you deign to involve.I am not your mountain to climb,your...

Blue Valentine by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Say, Blue? Where you headed?Off to see Lady Cherub,playing cupid with her love bow and idleness arrows,with her candy-heart-filled picnic basket? Will you say hello for me?and tell her to tend to my broken heartthat she keeps in...

On Abusive Kings…by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Our Corinthian king reigns on high this day,with all the winds blowing just his way,with little to accomplish or do,but devise fresh cruelties anew,building castles out of sand, twigs, and hay. Did Dionysius' sword held by horsehair fail,to...

A Poem For The Things That Almost Killed Me by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Um... so...you'd have me thank you,for your failure to kill me? Have I got that right? I survived despite you,not because of you.I am stronger despite you,not because of you.You didn't make me. I made me, in spite...

Letter from a Transphobe by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Yes, I did mean to hurt you.And yes, I did mean to lie.I'll make all of this about me,as if you spat in my eye. I'll pretend that I'm the victim.I'll pretend that you're to blame.I'll pretend that...