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Lindsey Royce: Purification And All That Fuckery

My hovel, my mess—surfaces like baseball mounds, my pubic mound—books papers piled, my checkbook math, an epic fail—cleanliness, godliness—washing the carpet, the body—a good Catholic girl I was scared of … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lindsey Royce: Packing His Things

Now, I long for one of those shirts,
his scent of sweat and paint,
to cover the dent on his side of the bed

March 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

Lindsey Royce: Things I Didn’t Know I Loved

These actual things
allow me to relive the velocity
with which I’ve learned I love him…

November 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lindsey Royce: An Offering

I want to go naked in the fields,
naked as hummingbirds
that sip from purple lilacs, iridescence
vibrant as the flowers’ fragrance.

April 30, 2018 · 4 Comments

Lindsey Royce: Hooray For Me, The Hell With You

In an immaculate boardroom, whose cherry-wood meeting table, credenza, and wet bar, one that overlooks the Lincoln Memorial, maybe the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, where a group of political cons … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lindsey Royce: Portraits from the Juvenile Jail

. LaShawn You’re the watermark who impresses me years later. If you’ve lived, you’d be 33, the age Jesus, forsaken, took the nails. 13 in juvenile jail, Texas, you net … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · 8 Comments

Lindsey Royce: No Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

You opted for the straight fuck, lust with no intimacy & mind-game mystery, even though you tried to please. I loved dearly the illusion you were, mannish boy as John … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lindsey Royce: #MeToo

I embrace my Indian sister of the Dalit caste sentenced to gang rape, made to walk the dirt streets naked for my brother’s crime of marrying a woman of higher caste, … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

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