All Dykes Go to Heaven
by Taylor Ray
Barely out in a nondescript month in 2023.
Feeling fortunate to be a freak, but the
Kind with a community.
Essentialism be damned.
All dykes go to heaven.
Beauty is in the eye
Of the dyke. She’s known beauty since at
Least age six,
In bed with a blonde best friend. They share a name, but that was it.
A heart harking for how lovely the blondes were, and
Never for herself. However—
Dykes never say never.
Good things come to dykes who wait,
Even if twenty-eight seems late to see
The old adage says
Many dykes make light work.
I’m putting on my boots
As we speak.
Taylor Ray (they/them) is an emerging dyke, writer, and literary theory enthusiast. They recently relocated to Brooklyn from their longtime home state of Vermont. Follow them on Instagram @trayverified.