1 poem

by Malcolm Slutzky

Malcolm Slutzky is a queer trans man from New Jersey. He is currently a physics student at Princeton University, and he spends most of his time staying up late, devouring vegan cookies, and playing Scrabble against himself. His poetry has previously been published in Blue Marble Review and Vagabond City.

testosterone

which my

mother calls

medicine

 

even though

i am not sick.

boy child

 

on the edge

of the changing

wraps himself

 

in it like silk

like it knows

him already. the

 

good thing

about hormones

is that i do not

 

need anyone

else. i just lock

the door behind

 

me combat

boots muddy

puddle walks

 

all the way

to Nassau

& a right

 

turn which takes

me across the

street a CVS

 

& a white woman

will address

me by dead

 

name and call me

sweetie but at least

i will get my

 

medicine.

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