The Asexual journal is an independent platform publishing work by asexual, aromantic, and agender authors.



I am a flower unfurling

Though only so far


But the scent lingers in the air

Brushes past the stymen and the petals

And maybe, you think


It’s okay to pick this one next


And add it to your collection

Of dying roses

Fading lilies


Dew still wet on the drooping petals


I am not sweet like them

Or open


My roots are steel in the ground

My stem is not for breaking


Leave this flower where it stands


But come back

And look

And maybe later

If you bring water and care and light


And gentle hands with no expectations


This flower might bloom for you

attraction detracts

attraction detracts

Gürtel / Belts

Gürtel / Belts