July 10, 2020
Photo by Krasimira Banova

Wild Side
A Poem by Katharyn Howd Machan

Off the straight and narrow.
Outside the crayon lines.
Dancing far beyond the dark
letters of loud one-way signs.
Up on a stage, glitter high heels clicking
against a gasp that contains and confines.
Dizzy experience, beyond discretion,
pink polka-dot dress tight and full.
Not a boy interrupted, she knows,
but a man sparkling splendid in tulle:
glorious queer in rainbow’s shimmer
defying gray world’s push and pull.
for my son, Dizzy DeScretion

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