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13: Séamus Isaac Fey

Queer Poem-a-Day is a program from the Adult Services Department at the Library and may include adult language.

Edwin says I deserve to be loved with precision.

by Séamus Isaac Fey

Edwin says I deserve to be loved with precision. I didn’t understand
what precision meant until I made Nick a smoothie & counted his macros
in tablespoons. He says that’s not precise— it’s only accurate. The difference,
he says, is that one tablespoon varies in weight depending on the substance,
though it is, accurately, one tablespoon. If you measure in grams, 5 grams
is always 5 grams. That’s the difference between accurate and precise,
& if you want to be consistent, you want a measurement that doesn’t vary.
I imagine when I’m loved with precision, I’ll know the weight of it.

Copyright © 2024 by Séamus Isaac Fey. This poem was originally published in their new collection decompose (Not a Cult Media, 2024).

About the Author

Séamus Isaac FeySéamus Isaac Fey (he/they) is a Trans writer living in LA. Currently, he is the poetry editor at Hooligan Magazine, and co creative director at Rock Pocket Productions. His debut poetry collection, decompose, is out with Not a Cult Media. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Poet Lore, The Offing, Sonora Review, and others. He loves to beat his friends at Mario Party.

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Queer Poem a Day

Queer Poem-a-Day is directed by poet and professor Lisa Hiton and Dylan Zavagno, Adult Services Coordinator at the Deerfield Public Library. Music for this fourth year of our series is from the second movement of the “Geistinger Sonata,” Piano Sonata No. 2 in C Sharp Minor by Ethel Smyth, performed by pianist Daniel Baer. Queer Poem-a-Day is supported by generous donations from the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library and the Deerfield Fine Arts Commission.

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