Raphael, 1511 If self-education is a way of life for you, if your curiosity is part of your worldview, if, at your full height, you still remember how to grow & you have no problem with admitting “I don’t know,” then there’s some potential for arousal between us! Superficial beauty is a plus, but not […]

I love it when your mind opens

I love it when your mind opens my mind under the guise of simple dialogue! Truths I deemed impossible to find arise effortlessly; you lift the fog & all that’s left is your naked brilliance. I also admire your resilience to false witness, propaganda & brain- washing—how many men in history have thought for themselves […]

Why I Am Not Monogamous

Our world is blatantly obsessed with sex! Here are some ways in which this manifests: Celibate priests are raping little boys. People use whips and chains as bedroom toys. Men in dark basements can’t get off RedTube. Men in high places touch their interns’ boobs. Standards of unattainable beauty torment the fairer sex (including me). […]

where you draw the line

word count: 65 how soon does a womb fill with child? depends where you draw the line. how high up the ladder should you climb? depends where you draw the line. what’s work & what’s play on the sabbath day? depends where you draw the line. how much shit will you take before you die? […]

like father, like son

like father, like son, you’re destined to see insight blunted by blind scrutiny & innocence deformed by violent hate & beauty overwhelmed by spectacle & conscience crying out against its fate & Mary ridiculed by Jezebel & straightforward direction made obscure & power-hunger crippling strength, & pure & simple truth labeled stupidity: like father, like son, […]

Rapunzel and the Mime

word count: 246 there was a solitary mime who built a tall, tall tower. he chiseled it 1 block at a time, polishing for hours. if you chanced to wander by as he worked (so intimately) you couldn’t help but wonder why his busy hands looked empty, shaping thin air with a craftsman’s care. one […]

Polyamorous sonnet

word count: 99 my love of Shakespeare multiplies when shared & is enriched when others love him differently— since that’s true, why would i be at all scared to share (& watch you share) your brilliancy? taboo is an impartial arbiter trying to justly serve society, & those its verdict isolates are bitter when they […]

i’m not a necrophiliac

word count: 94 i’m not a necrophiliac, but nearly— i’m turned on not by corpses & cadavers but dead minds whose ideas still survive, whose old insights still penetrate clearly & light the way my living self now travels, directing me where to go, what to strive for, how to push forward through tragedy— their […]

Sun worship

word count: 108 in antiquity, the sun was said to be a god (shaped like a man) who ran all day, cooled his burning feet in the western sea & came home with his rays docile & dim to his beloved, waiting there for him. he’d give her anything in his peerless power, which is […]