Two Poems by Jos Charles

From Her Collection feeld

August 15, 2018  By Jos Charles


wen ambeyance / accidentlie

presense as a grl / sweting

at mye teat / i wonted 2

lov her accidentes / 2 powre

lines cut verticle inn the grasse /      mye

lyrick untide inn her hande / clynical lik

spryng / is ther anye thynge u lov / cis /     mor

than an anteseedynt /         it is pleesing

2 understande laybor as a feeld    /  a felt

past thru / i wuld see

u / grene inn that lande

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gendre is not the tran organe / gendre is yes a

hemorage / the nayme scrypt & the stayte scrypt

preseed laping the milke in mye sacks / gendre lik all

sirfase is a feemale depositrie room / in that clowde

moses wept & wee exspeckte a lawe /

his fase lik lite &

r bodies goldenne in vagynoplastycitie / if u evre get

downe mye mountain / he sade pirge me with hysop /

offer mye bulock on the alter / a tran is noting but the

scens off sum burning / i a lone hav scaped 2 tell u this

Jos Charles
Jos Charles
Jos Charles is a trans poet, editor, and author of feeld, a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series,and a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Her writing has appeared in Poetry, PEN, Washington Square Review, Denver Quarterly, GLAAD, Action Yes, Lambda Literary, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and the 2015 Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship. She has an MFA from the University of Arizona and lives in Long Beach, California.

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