Monday, 29 April 2013


Cupped beneath you, my hand
collects your dew, smelling of
earth after Spring rain; of incense
burnt brusquely in a
bronze pot; of the deep sea
disturbed by the dark
pull of the Moon; of
blood seeping somewhere.

But your dark eyes reflect how
puzzled you are by
the alchemy of
your own body.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Take and Give

Who, exactly, “took” whom?
Did I take you when you
took me within you?
Did I take or did you give?
Did you take what I gave?
If it were willingly then
I am not sure who
took, who gave.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Hymning Sarah

Someone should hymn Sarah, of the
bounteous breasts and gentle smile:
Sarah, who could hold her own
drinking beer; who could make
Brownian Motion make sense in a
heathen’s mind; who had the
balls to take a
timid boy’s virginity; be
generous about those
first fumblings; could
laugh afterwards at the
misapprehension of the stains of
vigorous sex on
cheap pink sheets.

Someone should hymn Sarah,
kind ravisher of innocence, and
since it was I, it
should be me.

Friday, 12 April 2013

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

You wanted to learn all those
alchemical tricks and I was
happy to teach what
magic the mouth can make when
abetted by deft hands—one
stroking, the other exploring the
netherlands—with lips
massaging, tongue dancing, and
most importantly those
deep dark eyes looking into mine as
diligence gets its reward.

Saturday, 6 April 2013


Whose party is this? Who
invited her? Did they
specify costume? And what
makes this drink so
drinkable? Is it making her
horny? Or is it the sight of
that woman sucking that man?
Is someone touching her arse?
Going beneath her skirt? Is she
arching her  back to make herself
available? Is that really
advisable? Is she giving the
wrong signals?  Can she hear a
zip being undone? Was the
schoolgirl outfit perhaps
a mistake?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Geology Lesson

The spirits go up as the
gin goes down and you
waggle your bum in an
unsubtle invitation, chanting
“The mites go up and the
tights come down” until
they do.