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Two Poems by atlanticman

April 2011


He said I'm too tired He was
too tired from the bar I just
groped for him We argued
I cried I said I just want
your panties Our private
term We fought I threw
the kitchen table through
the window which was
closed As it hung
suspended in the shattered
sash he
pulled back his strong arm
bared his teeth but did not
punch me

The Bone-Dry Men

I said I'm positive without moving
He recoiled
I said Coward He said
What do I have to be brave for Is this some kind of a test I said
What about you requires testing

On the rock nude bone-dry men stroke immobile tans
I laughed an unrepentant hell
wrapped my crotch in the folded hands of runaways Tonight
the rock will cool, and the men.

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