There is No You There (4/11/2013)

As Gertrude said,
There is no there there.
As I say,
There is no you there,
There is no you,
And I don’t know which you that I wish for,
Or if there is any you at all that I wish for.

There was a you there,
She is gone,
That you, no longer desired,
A cloistered feeling,
In check, in check.

There is no there there,
No you there,
Empty space of memory,
Not nothing, but packed with floating dust.


About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a genderqueer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran. They live with their Maine Coon cat, Lulu, and bake yeasted waffles every Sunday morning. Behrouz Gets Lucky is their first novel. You can find their erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here. Avery is currently working on a book of more of Behrouz and Lucky's shenanigans, a memoir, and an illustrated early reader children's book about a eight year old transgender boy and his family.
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