Poetry by Rhienna Renèe Guedry

Every man I wanted to be 
wore a seersucker suit to church 
the sound itself a mirror held up to catch the shape 
corners of the mouth make describing 
how something pleased them 
in Persian: thatshir-o-shakhar: milk & sugar 
loom with threads of different tensions 
alternating like woven hands in summertime 
seersucking: a looseness & tightness interrupted by 
the echo of themselves & their shadow stripes of 
something light and something less so

Rhienna Renèe Guedry is a queer writer and artist who found her way to the Pacific Northwest, perhaps solely to get use of her vintage outerwear collection. Her work has been featured in Empty Mirror, HAD, Oyster River Pages, Bitch Magazine, Screen Door, and elsewhere. Rhienna is currently working on her first novel. Find more about her projects at or @chouchoot on Twitter.

Photo by Martino Pietropoli on Unsplash

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