Why You and I Are Not and Will Never
Be the Kinds of People Who
Get Married on the Subway

Because when you pull your shirt sleeve to half-cover
the picture of a black and white El train you had
tattooed all over your impossibly long, impossibly
thin arm, everyone who looks at it says, Nice piano,
and you just say, Thanks, and slide the sleeve all
the way down.

Krys Malcolm Belc is a transgender writer, parent, and former proud Philadelphia public school teacher currently living in snowy Marquette, Michigan, where he is a first year MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University. He has work forthcoming or recently published in Redivider, Cleaver Magazine, 45th Parallel, Reservoir, and The Monarch Review. He is at work on a short collection about transit, a constant obsession.