JAY BESEMER Your Tongue is as Long as a Tuesday
1.C. [Your tongue is as long as a Tuesday.] I want to stop & make you visible, but I don't. I'm shy or perhaps too fond of that thrill of uncertainty. Without solidifying my gaze & my sense of you, I can keep you at liberty. If I can see you, others are sure to. I do want to see you but not explain, not share, not risk you. Not risk you & me. We are at risk.
Your Tongue is as Long as a Tuesday
Poetry. 60 pages.
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PUB DATE OCT 2023
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Poet and artist JAY BESEMER is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Men & Sleep (Meekling Press 2023); the double chapbook Wounded Buildings/Simple Machines (Another New Calligraphy 2022) and Theories of Performance (The Lettered Streets Press, 2020). He was a 2021 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Transgender Poetry, and a finalist for the 2017 Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature. Find him online at www.jaybesemer.net and on Twitter and Bluesky @divinetailor.