by Logan February

may be bad or good; must be directed  

elsewhere, always pointed elsewhere;  

at the reddish sex of cruelty; crushing  

an orchid’s softest eye, a gleaming leather boot;  

that hard shine like needles under  

a man’s picture; shot in his negative color. 

Source: From the Rebel Issue (October 2019)


LOGAN FEBRUARY is a non-binary Nigerian poet. He and his work have been featured recently in The Rumpus, Dazed, The Guardian Life, Lambda Literary, Washington Square Review, Africa In Dialogue, and more. He is the author of In The Nude (Ouida Poetry, 2019) and three poetry chapbooks. You can find him at



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