Saturday, 29 September 2012

Doggerland I

While lost one night we stumbled into
Doggerland, that nocturnal world of
exhibition and stranger-sex and my
instinct was to reverse but you said “No,
wait!” so we watched the
courtesy lights wink on and off, the
men flitting like moths to
someone else’s flame where
now and then a woman would
emerge from her cocoon to
kneel or bend or bow before some
barely exposed tumescence, and
one by one the men falling away,
burnt or empty, as more arrived—one
so close I felt your eyes on his
phallus, smelt your pheromones, saw your
left hand disappear beneath your
dress, your right reach towards the
light that would lead us into the
night of Doggerland.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Moment

The man made his move the moment her
husband went to the john and she
had to admire his cheek as he
blatantly hit on her as she
smiled and nodded and
said little while waiting for her
husband to return and stop it but
five minutes became ten and the guy’s
knee was rubbing her thigh when she realised
he wasn’t coming back, was
watching somewhere in the crowded bar,
wanted this thing he’d often
whispered in her ear, was
imagining everything from this guy’s
hand first touching her bare leg to that last
cum-scented kiss she would give him as she
eased him from their house
into the cold pre-dawn
hoping no one could see her
sore, stained, naked body, and for the
first time she really looked at the guy,
found herself attracted and thought
well, why not?

Monday, 10 September 2012

Hello and Goodbye

(For SDG, with respect and apologies)

It was hello and goodbye with a
fuck in between, but each time
taught her something of
herself or a man: whether
size or staying-power outdid an
ingenious tongue; if lust or
laughter mattered more; that
erectile failure wasn't her fault; that
nevertheless her mouth could
breathe life into dead things; that the
dark side of sex delighted her; that
more, harder, deeper, faster was her
Olympic oath; that the man who
took her gave her more than he who
borrowed her body then gave it back,
unsullied but unsatisfied.