A Closeted Heartbreak by Jann Ma

Hey-o! I is back with another #QueerPostsbyQueerPeople—no, it’s not over just because Pride month is over—and today’s post is a little different. I’m sharing five poems written by my gorgeous and talented friend, Jann Ma. These are some of my favorite queer one she has written and I’m so excited for you guys to read. Her Instagram handle is down below. Check her out! Well, no more chit chat from me and let’s go on with the post.


Just a Friend

“Staying inside the closet is easy when you don’t know how to love. Because if you did, then you’d know the pain it brings me when you say I’m just your friend while my heart’s under your bedsheets”


I never understood what she meant when she told me that she couldn’t be with me.
Until she had to kiss me behind corners, so no one would see.
Until she stopped texting me because that was too much commitment.
Until she pretended nothing had happened because no one could know that she was capable of loving a girl.
But I am capable, and I did.

Sinning hours

You said you didn’t want to talk because it was 1 in the morning, and those were sinning hours.
Turns out we were both sinners;
But you hid your horns behind my fallen wings.


How I wish I had your lack of memory,
your cruel ability to easily forget.
How I wish I could forget the words you echoed into my head,
cross my heart, and shuffled on repeat
until I could only hit pause when I fall asleep.


When things get tough, people like to say it’s like stormy weather.
But with you, it was like a hundred million stars burning in a distant universe,
maybe one where you and I can be happy together.

Jann’s Instagram: @jann.ma


Well, that is all for today. I really hope you loved it as much as I did.

What was your favorite poem from this post? What is your favorite poetry collection or favorite poet? Leave your answers down below.


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