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Parker Reid

Reciprocal Hurt

Your mother holds herself,

fingers grip

her skin like clay

cracks in the sun,


if you let it


Crimson beads run the length of

your body shivers,




baby hair

lined legs pinned

beneath the dash of your

gender in transition:

a car

crash between a Prius

and a semi where you

aren’t sure if you are

the dented metal frame or

the cause of

the weights that fill

your chest that heaves,

your lungs not sure

who needs the oxygen.

Parker Reid is a student at the University at Albany’s School of Social Welfare currently working on their bachelor’s degree. Some of their hobbies include writing, reading, and knitting. After graduation they would like to use their education to serve the LGBTQ+ youth community.

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