TRANS MEMOIR SHADER NEEDLE COLOR TEST 01
I am entirely full of old suns at the moment. It is difficult to contain them. It is taking all of who I am to stay this way. I have made the decision to let it take all of who I am in the hopes that I will become something else. It would be a welcome change.
I would like to take this opportunity to restate that this is not about my body. I am often writing about bodies, I know, & documenting them in other ways, but aside from them not being the end goal here, I want to also lay absolute waste to the idea that any body documented herein might be “mine.” While I’m at it, I would like to throw the concepts of possession, property and even individuality in the fire as well. I’m always having to tear apart language to do any actual communicating & sometimes I wonder if that might not be the entirety of what I’m trying to do. Just tear absolutely everything apart. Starting with language. It couldn’t hurt.
When I was first formed I took things as I saw them. One at a time. Slowly I began to consume more. These days I can’t stop consuming. All kinds of things simultaneously. Nothing is safe. I am not a creature who was born. I am a fire that was set. Come closer.
[image description: page 5 of the book SEA-WITCH v.2 Girldirt Angelfog by Moss Angel the Undying. Black text along the top half of the page in three sections. On the bottom of the page, large pink handwriting spelling ALLLIGHT in all capital letters.]
This selection comes from the collection SEA-WITCH v.2: GIRLDIRT ANGELFOG, available from 2fast2house. Order your copy here. Our curator for November is M. Mack.
Moss Angel is a crossgenre writer and book artist based in Portland, OR. She is author of five books, most recently Sea-Witch v.1: May She Lay Us Waste and Sea-Witch v.2: Girldirt Angelfog, both out from 2fast2house. You can support her work by subscribing to her patreon or buying her books.
M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. Ze is the author of Theater of Parts (Sundress Publications, 2016) and three chapbooks, most recently MINE (Big Lucks Books, forthcoming 2017). Their work has appeared in such places as cream city review, Cloud Rodeo, Rogue Agent, Menacing Hedge, and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Mack is a founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press, an assistant editor for Cider Press Review, and the monster maker behind What Is Reality Plushies. Find them at mxmack.com.
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