Saturday, March 01, 2008

sex at thirty-eight

I’m calmer now, to learn. love may not save us.
Barry McKinnon, “Sex at 38”

is less direct;

is not a boundary
or a given room, intact

& pushes, sometimes; strong

has nothing to prove
& has everything

to suggest

is not where you are
or where you have



restful, restless
all the same

is memory as much
as most
ten-fold, patience
, the sake of a wound

there is no what
there is no why

a math of sex
at thirty-eight

heart goes out
& song

there is little

her simmerd smile
, laugh

related posts: Sex at Thirty-One -- McKinnon, Fawcett, Gold, Stanley, etc.; sex at thirty-eight: letters to unfinished g.; sex at 31 (redux): Kate van Dusen; sex at 31: Kristina Drake & Wanda O’Connor; the perpetually-forthcoming Collected Sex anthology, eds. Barry McKinnon + rob mclennan;

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