Rose Jenny is a trans writer/performer based in Florida. Her work has been published in Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, The Athena Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and Thread Literary Inquiry. She is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at University of Miami.

Rose Jenny - poet

David X Jonathan

Your gym shorts fold around
sweat smeared legs, hairs cling
together, a mesh of impish
euphoria. Hair gel runs into
my eyes, so only your imprint
is visible. Tag was never my
game, not compared to your
soccer-trained frame, loose,
explosive, impossible to catch,
though so close to touch. I lead
worship today and recess has
nearly ended. When I hold
your hand later in collective
prayer, please linger a little
so I might tighten my grip.