tell me when the line your seeing becomes clearer.

tell me when the line your seeing becomes clearer.

A Poem by h d e rushin

If I see another trans girl on 6 Mile and Woodward
flagging down cars in the cold to exhaustion trying to one:
be vulnerable and 2: needing to squeeze a 10
with their faux Louboutin sling slung over their shoulders
into their stretch jeans with one acrylic nail missing
from a hand half frozen in song and suppressed versification,
I don't know what to do. In building doorways where the
final snowy world awaits outside like the ghost stories
of their own avowal swirling around the final
eukaryotic nose bleed they confront when the glass
of the used car lot reflects back the dialect of resembling.
"i'm a girl' one blurts out as some solemn affirmation
like Vin Skully calling a Kirk Gibson homer and hips, made of
construction grade proteinase juts out from beneath a sea
of "getthatmoneygirl" monologue from lips as red as a 
CVS circular . It's snowing and tonight the weatherman
cautions to bring your pets inside because pets feel
the cold too. 

© 2021 h d e rushin


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The blurring of the lines is to be celebrated; but 'tis a shame, given we are all God's children, that such a blurring even needs to be given house room, let alone take center stage; as of late, it increasingly seems to be doing.

As for the world becoming unprincipled; I think it has been unprincipled from the moment cave dweller on the left stepped out into the morning sun, then looked over at cave dweller on the right and though, 'mmhh, they have a much nicer cave than me, I think I'll go in for a steal.' :))

Beccy. X


Posted 3 Months Ago


h d e rushin

3 Months Ago

you're right, of course. Australopithecus grew rapidly after birth and reached adulthood faster than.. read more
Rich, raw life and all i'll never know but need too..

' .. their faux Louboutin sling slung over their shoulders ~ into their stretch jeans with one acrylic nail missing ~ from a hand half frozen in song and suppressed versification,~ I don't know what to do. In building doorways where the ~ final snowy world awaits outside like the ghost stories ~ of their own avowal swirling around the final ~ eukaryotic nose bleed .. '

How many quotes does a human have to yell before listeners turn away in disgust or, step closer wondering what the hell is he or she fired up about! People have always been what they are or have wanted to be, just as many have killed themselves because society has hidden its difference away, guilty til found innocent yet. anything but. Thing is: we have theatre and movies, we have social media and people watch it, buy it and sail on by. Nothing or nobody stands out to be battered any more.. The sun shines, people warm toes; the moon glows, and the stars bow down before it.. so... should Mankind learn a lesson, ' Do unto others..

Posted 3 Months Ago


h d e rushin

3 Months Ago

Poets are the last endogenous spirits dearest emma..Everything that happens , happens from within; t.. read more
That gritty side of life is like a dirty rug that keeps rolling out from one generation to the next. It just changes colors and sometimes needs cleaning. The more that things change the more they stay the same I guess.

Posted 3 Months Ago


h d e rushin

3 Months Ago

yes, that fact that there will always be the poor among us/ whether self induced or otherwise, it ne.. read more
Having a store and vegan restaurant that sells vintage clothing and estate jewelry retro antiques and theatre props you can Imagine I attract many transgender folks and above the entrance, I have a sign that reads "Abandon hope all ye haters who enter here" I truly do embrace that sign to my core but at times even I get a bit annoyed when authenticity is questionable my bathroom doors bear no signs but bathroom perhaps I should change it to human:) click click you penning always make a little click at the end Dana

Posted 3 Months Ago


h d e rushin

3 Months Ago

i would love to visit your vintage shop Robert. Here in Detroit I have a favorite, "The Thrift Shop".. read more
I have a bad habit of calling girls and guys "you guys wanna" if there is a group of more than one it is all inclusive as say "do ya'll" in Texas. It can get me in trouble if that habit slips up as once did when inviting a he and a She tendered into gender a few years back. "are you guys gonna come? I asked, the lady of question whispered a gruff warning so softly "careful" she said...bad habit badbad habit, and I softly smiled at her and said, do you think you can make it also miss yada yada...her feathers smoothed out a bit but I could tell I was far from forgiven.

Posted 4 Months Ago


h d e rushin

4 Months Ago

I go to a bar where there is only one bathroom. No "men's or women's comfort tag above the doors. So.. read more
This topic keeps circling. And I keep fighting but I'm not sure I'm gaining any ground. What to do?

Posted 4 Months Ago


h d e rushin

4 Months Ago

give in to God. People are a pseudonym for getting lost. Fight is a good thing. Even a wooden sliver.. read more
Emily B

4 Months Ago

I came here with a handful of little poems a hundred years ago. I learned everything I know from poe.. read more
Don't know what's happening in Detroit, but in Britain. Boy and Girl have gone, erased, no longer used, banned. You are now part of the LGBTQRSTWXYZ, or just a person of no interest, unless the Police want to speak to you. Okay, just check on snow. Make sure you can still call it cold. At the moment that seems to be alright.

Posted 4 Months Ago


h d e rushin

4 Months Ago

No. not at all. In Detroit boy and girl still exist and to that, no one objects. But to misgender o.. read more
Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

Yeah things seem a bit quiet in America just now. Is Trump on garden leave, or just hiding.
Amazing twist of words and thought my dear friend. The wintry days make us see the world with different eyes. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


h d e rushin

4 Months Ago

thank you my friend and stay safe..the world has become unprincipled
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

I agree my dear friend and you are welcome.
Tell me when "Your" became interchangeable with "You're." This from a poet who makes free to torment a reader with Google worthy words like, " Louboutin", "eukaryotic", and " proteinase". You, in your intimate sympathy, redeem the human race by your last, ASPCA worthy line," Bless us Oh Lord for we are all your pets."

Posted 4 Months Ago


h d e rushin

4 Months Ago

haha! Ironically I just mailed my February mortgage payment to Mr. Cooper for a house that sits in .. read more
Delmar Cooper

4 Months Ago

Sorry. I had no idea. Please accept my apology.
This is both riveting & gut-wrenching. I was physically writhing as I read. This is the poster child for picking those descriptive details that tell a hundred stories embedded into a 2 or 3 word phrase. You do that so often, back-to-back, it tends to have a jackhammer effect, which is what makes a reader squirm from the rat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat of too much reality being shoved in our faces. Whew! And THAT'S top notch . . . not just WRITING . . . but OBSERVING LIFE -- to me, more important than putting it in words . . . if you don't have anything powerful to say, then it's all just pretty words anyway (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


h d e rushin

4 Months Ago

this actually happened last night, while driving home from Taco Bell. "When i was growing up and saw.. read more

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