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Liam Strong

philosophies with all outerwear removed

the opposite of a locked door is a skirt. as a minimalist, what methods of efficiency can you explore within the boundaries of quilted fabric? can you go the whole night without uttering a word if your outfit is just right?

you are renowned for holding your breath for long stretches of time. rabbits & frogs are basically the same creature. a mouth functions as a mailbox.

there are red flags everywhere.

fringe like a star. panties that barely hold you. the electric filament at the center of a bulb. you just shaved your legs, & they’re like honey graham crackers.


a man pleasuring
a man should equal more pleasure.

                          a utilitarian squeezes your right butt cheek.
                          you pat him on the back.

a man loving
a man should equal a commodity.

                          marxists nod their heads.
                          mycelium hum hymns under your feet.

because we lose so many dead
skin cells on a daily basis

                         we must consider an alternate
                         form of history.
Liam Strong (they/them) is a queer neurodivergent straight edge punk writer who has earned their BA in writing from University of Wisconsin-Superior. They are the author of the chapbook Everyone's Left the Hometown Show (Bottlecap Press, 2023). You can find their poetry and essays in Impossible Archetype and Emerald City, among several others. They are most likely gardening and listening to Bitter Truth somewhere in Northern Michigan.
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