Content Warning: sex

She doesn't know they're drawing letters

on her clitoris with their tongue.

She doesn't know she thrills

most at the letter Q.

She doesn't know their writing

their love, because

they won't say it out loud.

She can't hear it

as they spell out with their tongue

that they want to fill her up

almost as much as they want

to empty her out.

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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.