Content Warning: sex

She dreamed she was going down

on him, awoke with a hair in her mouth.

He cut the sleeves off his T-shirt,

said he felt like her prison girlfriend.

He traced her archipelago of insect bites.

She grasped his dangling modifier.

She was a size queen, liked

people with huge vocabularies.

His posterior met her criteria.

Her pudenda were on his agenda.

Her sequined dress hung on its hook,

silver-scaled like a moonlit grunion.

I am a macho, macho, macho femme,

she thought. Femme at last, femme at last,

thank God almighty, I am femme at last.


My first full-length poetry book, The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011), won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction. My story Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) won the Gertrude Press fiction chapbook award for LGBT writing. My chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) was voted First Place in the lesbian and bisexual poetry division of the Rainbow Awards. My creative writing has appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, Red Rock Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere. My work has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. My short story collection Ghosts and Oceans is looking for a publisher.