Poem: Reaction(ary)

Reaction(ary)

I came out to fanfare and
distaste. As they gripped

my hands and said I was
brave, I watched you roll

the word inside your mouth:
testing it with your tongue

like the pit of a sour plum
you didn’t want to swallow.

This poem was first published in Bi-Focus issue #2, which you can buy here.

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