haiku (for my first ex-boyfriend on his twenty-eighth birthday)
queer. another year.
my how all the years (and queers)
have loosened your rear.
Matty Layne is a political pixie of a poet and MFA Candidate in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University where he teaches composition and rhetoric. His poems on social and environmental justice have appeared or are forthcoming in Rust+Moth, Flyway, The New Verse News, and other journals.