Before I carved the binary out of my bone Before I could look at myself and sweet-kiss it when it was easier to hide in the haze of my youth not yet accepting of the bright hot sun on my back in retreat, men evoking rituals on the soft body, reviving little ceremonies of distrust, […]
MATEO PEREZ LARA is a queer, brown, non-binary, Latinx poet from California. They received their M.F.A. in Poetry as part of the first cohort to graduate from Randolph College’s Creative Writing Program. They are an editor for RabidOak Online Literary Journal. They have a chapbook, Glitter Gods, published with Thirty West Publishing House. Their poems have been published in EOAGH, The Maine Review, and elsewhere.