Wednesday, December 16, 2015


the first people you made out with
were defined almost wholly
by willingness – their hungry mouths and yours,
blessed, holy “whores” who pulled your
sexuality loose from its moorings, attacked

the mysteries of the body
and the boredom of religion.
you feared them then, for sure,
until years later you thanked God
they accosted you first, helped you over-

come your worst fears
and regain your lost,
innocent animal

(image courtesy of Ryan McGuire)

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