The Love I Give

Sep 26, 2016 | 2016 Fall - Does Gender matter?, Articles, Poetry

By Jo-Anne Carlson

He or she
You, me,
I feel free,
No matter
The parts you have.
He or she,
Within, without,
Never defines
The love I give
You, me,
The person within
Brings joy, and still
Who you are
Is all that matters,
The love I give
You, me

Jo-Anne Carlson is a writer, artist and musician. Check out her websites: and

Related Articles

Secrets and Safety

By Fatima As I gaze outside my window I am reminded of my crimes all the warning signs my short-sighted copyrights tweets and receipts used against me. I could not go outside and I could not speak and I could not stay here alone as I need to be alone because I wear...

read more

screen time for two

By Sarah Patterson it all comes down to a comment below, i’ll be lower still who am i if not split in two? subscription to someone else’s life somehow both are me somehow both are you i am a follower, not an interaction link to every want, a never need jia tolentino...

read more

Digital awakening

By Bojana In the shelter of the web’s embrace, A realm both vast, both virtual and base, I wandered, lost, in forums, chats, and sites, Seeking self amidst the countless bytes. In the glow of screens, both young and old, A question loomed, a story yet untold. Was my...

read more