YOUTH NOW

Illustration: Austin MacDonald

“I thought you was older. So mature for your age.”

— General Adults

As a shorty, I was always hit with the notion that I was “growing up too fast.” This could be my walk, becoming a “switch.” Or pop, lock, and dropping my Laffy Taffy at family functions, asking…

Emon Lauren Black

queer, scorpio, poet, playwright from souf/west side of Chicago. no fuck shit. Chicago’s first Youth Poet Laureate. “COMMANDO” published by Haymarket Fall 2017.

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