4 AM
(an alexandrine)

4:AM - photo A. Bors

I woke up angry
railing eloquently
in my head, about all the ways you had failed me.

I set aside all my Zen,
the gratitude and forgiveness
to give this, too, a voice, and then got distracted

by a bird on the balcony rail
over the dark, empty street
and took some pictures, instead, street lights bright against

the dark; concrete not yet heated, but still
hard with the echoes of the night
before, fading now, evaporating along

with the darkness as the hour advanced.
It’s daylight now and I don’t want to lose the dream.


What is your heartbreak telling you today?

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Heartbreak. What does that really mean?

I know, it’s a cliché. I’m literal. You may say it’s obvs, but play along with me because I think you know where I’m going…I contend it’s not your heart that’s broken at all. Your heart may…


First in an anthology of coming out stories

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Five days before her eighteenth birthday, Samantha’s father died of a heart attack. He was only 44. It was a month after she graduated from high school and by then, she had already acquired a taste for married men. …


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If you have ever driven a car on black ice — if you have lived through the white-knuckled tension that slams you into your seat while you rocket forward, free-floating over the surface, no resistance…you know that even in the best of circumstances, it is a shit-your-pants experience.

It’s not…


Is that really a thing?

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Happy Pride 2018, Fort Lauderdale!

I have been — more than once — accused of being too literal. I like the play of words, I often focus on semantics. Words are very important in my world — lesbian, gay, straight, bi, married, wife, girlfriend, squeeze…


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Let me say right from the start, I don’t have the answer to this question. What kind of “losing of self” are we talking about?

No, I don’t mean the kind that you do when you close out the rest of the world and immerse yourself in enjoyment with a…


(not just for lesbians.)

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When a relationship is new, let’s say at three months, you should still be lusting it up, feeling good, unable to get enough of each other. …


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Is it some masculine thing, then, this judgment that is like some
fucked-up sense of what is right and strong, not weak or insignificant?

She sits alone, the taste of pennies in her mouth — a stringent dryness,
the wave heaving upward, like the tide swell shoreward, bringing, then
leaving behind salty…


What does your look say about who you are?

As I do often, today I have been pondering the butch-femme continuum: it’s one of my favorite conversations. This dialog is unending because the nuances are as varied as the women who wear the clothes…or lipstick, or chains, or boots, or tee-shirts, or fill-in-the-blank. …

Angela Bors

Playwright. Artist. Badass. Finding more runway. @facethemuse; Straightlives.com

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