Venus’ Boyfriend By Rachel Sherwood

Venus’ Boyfriend By Rachel Sherwood She sat on his lap for hours pressed his face to her large pink breasts    her hands moved through his hair like fond snakes she gave him curls, cleft hooves beneath the flesh marvellous flesh, and smooth shoulders she taught him how to use his tongue to shape a heart […]

My True Love Hath My Heart, And I Have His By Sir Philip Sidney

My True Love Hath My Heart, And I Have His By Sir Philip Sidney My true love hath my heart, and I have his, By just exchange one for the other given: I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss; There never was a bargain better driven. His heart in me keeps me and […]

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I Wish I Could Remember That First Day By Christina Rossetti

I Wish I Could Remember That First Day By Christina Rossetti I wish I could remember that first day, First hour, first moment of your meeting me, If bright or dim the season, it might be Summer or Winter for aught I can say; So unrecorded did it slip away, So blind was I to […]

Elegy For My Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend By James Kimbrell

Elegy For My Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend By James Kimbrell Let it be said that Tim’s year was divided into two seasons: sneakers and flip-flops. Let us remember that Tim would sometimes throw a football with all the requisite grip, angle and spiral-talk. Let us recall that for the sake of what was left of appearances, my mother […]

Syntax By Carol Ann Duffy

Syntax By Carol Ann Duffy I want to call you thou, the sound of the shape of the start of a kiss – like this – thou – and to say, after, I love, thou, I love, thou I love, not I love you. Because I so do – as we say now – I […]

I Invite My Parents To A Dinner Party By Chen Chen

I Invite My Parents To A Dinner Party By Chen Chen In the invitation, I tell them for the seventeenth time(the fourth in writing), that I am gay. In the invitation, I include a picture of my boyfriend& write, You’ve met him two times. But this time, you will ask him things other than can you […]