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Postmark from the Transition

By Rachel M. Simon
  1. the name altered from parent's choosing
  2. the threshold of a home
  3. white gloves on the windowsill
  4. costumes of our drama
  5. soup stock of animal and stone
  6. thigh, syringe
  7. non-ninety degree staircase
  8. redistribution of fats
  9. your mother's voice in the next room
  10. orphaned pair of pants
  11. disappearing ink dots
  12. recollections of family hot fudge
  13. rigid posture attempts
  14. dude descending a staircase
  15. handclasp, handshake, embrace
Added: Monday, July 7, 2014  /  Used with permission.
Rachel Simon
Photo by Karen Schechner.

Rachel M. Simon works for social justice as the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs and LGBTQQ Coordinator at Pace University, Pleasantville. Since 2003 she's taught courses in writing, gender studies, lesbian and gay studies, and film at Pace University, SUNY Purchase College, Fordham University, and Bedford Hills Maximum Security Prison. She serves on the Westchester County, NY Government's LGBTQ Advisory Board and is the Vice President of the board of PrideWorks for Youth. Simon's poetry has been published in various journals and in the collections Theory of Orange (Pavement Saw Press, 2005) and Marginal Road (Hollyridge Press, 2009).

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