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Song of My Asshole

A lyrical guide to healing one’s sexually inflicted wounds

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IfIf 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:

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Rennie McDougall

Writer in Brooklyn. Words in the Brooklyn Rail, Village Voice, Bookforum, Lapham’s Quarterly, Hyperalleric, The Monthly, The Lifted Brow www.renniemcdougall.com