Write me like one of your good girls, they gasp, lips slack and dirty with language, body splayed on bed like tapestry. Glossed light singes weave curtains, while we warp and weft, tracing wordless skin, nails and knife grazing sharp calligraphy.
I fill them up with words to tip them out. They pour all over my thighs. Drizzled
threads coat their tummy, skin flushed red with ruckus. Their gushed endearments wash me clean.
Rae White is a non-binary transgender poet, writer and zinester. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (UQP) won 2017 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. Rae is a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow for 2020. They are the editor of enbylife.net, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives.