Song of My Asshole

A lyrical guide to healing one’s sexually inflicted wounds

Rennie McDougall
Sep 10, 2019 · 15 min read
Ilustration by Alicia Tatone


a story needs an arc, a pleasing symmetry, then consider the rainbow, to be literal about queer symbols for a moment. A rainbow is irresolute, it has no beginning, no end. Patti LaBelle understood this. In one of her live renditions of “Over the Rainbow,” she ended by singing: