Tuesday, November 20, 2012

looking at pictures of naked boys on the internet
i am struck by the vulgarity of them.
they are my age, but they are
eons ahead of my time,
and i lag behind, saying:

"really now, really now,
let your emotions settle


you are much too human for me."

their bodies glisten, and faux muscles
ripen under skin soaked to perfection.

i would rather lose all my words than
sleep with one of them. it is a hard line,
but it is the only one i have ever known.

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