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Never Calling

I’m an orphan, Stroking my mustache – the prickly hairs, barely there, And you so far away – never calling me, My fingertip on my upper lip, Distracting me from wanting you. My words are nothing – my thoughts nothing, … Continue reading

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Washing Carla’s Back – 1 am

 Her back cries tears as I wash it, Water running down in dribbles, Over her shoulder blades in rivers. The green linoleum tiles are peeling beneath my knees, Her head lowered and drooping, Hair drifting – long strands floating on … Continue reading

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In the Playground – 9 pm

We walked past Delores Park at 9 pm, The air all thick with loamy dampness; Dirt and grass and the smell of the sea, The end of fall and start of winter, Making the night feel long. It was unusually … Continue reading

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The Noise of Rain in Traffic

It rained in the night, I can tell by the morning traffic, Tires rolling across wet pavement, The sound a long slick of noise. Cars are my wake-up crickets, Sometimes a honk, Even on the weekend folks are inpatient.   … Continue reading

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Red Seeds

There are ways of eating pomegranates in Iran. In Persia we soften the fruit by pressing into it hard, Then we bite the flesh to release the juices.   With my lips on your not quite a clit, Not quite … Continue reading

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