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To those who shamed me…by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem] Every time you shame my body,I want to gain a pound.I want my stomach and breasts,to get so big and round,that they burst forth from this place,and hunt you down -finding you huddled in your hateful hole,and smother...

Good by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] CW: mention of rape I’ve long ago stopped thinking of myself as a good.Having played lapdog to important men, acting as I should,‘Good’ was poisoned by good people who told me I was bad.What hellish flames burned for...

My Grandmother’s Hands Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] I miss you, Ouma.You carried too much and it broke you.You knew too much and you stayed silent.You weren't perfect,you made me angry. You made me sad.But in hindsight, I see now what you saw.I wish I could...

Tomorrow by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] I need to transition.I need medical care."Wait." you say."It's too soon.""Don't you dare.""You're only fifteen.""You're only twenty five.""You're only thirty five."Always tomorrow.Never today.Always "wait."A lifetime wasted,on empty lies...I'm dying now.and it's already too late.I refuse to sit and...

Lycanthrope by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] One drop. One bite.You see?...and that was it.I was mixed into you,and you were mixed into me.Irreversible entropy.One quick stir,and everything we used to be,forever entangled.The peasants flee,when the moon rises,and they hear our howls. [tabby title="Poet Bio"]...