HOW IT FEELS TO BE A GAY BOY by ERIC CLINE

insert
a metaphor
about paper cranes, their
wings open wide as their creases
can go before ripping
and pulp beaks breach
the earth.

confined
to the ground, i
live each day of my life
in the shadow of Icarus,
never flying too high
lest i be forced
back down.
—–
Eric Cline is a 22-year-old gay male poet from Dumfries, Virginia. His interests include literature, psychology, drag culture, and gay history. He is a staff writer at Yellow Chair Review and his poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Fat Magazine, The Commonline Journal, After the Pause, Rat’s Ass Review, the 2016 Writing for Peace Youth Summit, and elsewhere.
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