signal boosting

05/03/2012

excerpt from How to make love to a Trans Person, by Gabe Moses

Get rid of the old words altogether.
Make up new words.
Call it a click or a ditto.
Call it the sound he makes
When you brush your hand against it through his jeans,
When you can hear his heart knocking on the back of his teeth
And every cell in his body is breathing.
Make the arch of her back a language
Name the hollows of each of her vertebrae
When they catch pools of sweat
Like rainwater in a row of paper cups
Align your teeth with this alphabet of her spine
So every word is weighted with the salt of her.

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One Response to “signal boosting”

  1. WendyRM said

    Love this! Thanks for sharing it!

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