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A Gap in Learning
23Jun2017
article by
Liz Prather
Poem
2

was it thunderstruck
as much as filthy and tender
bang, shout and pillowed
adventurous and sweet  

Yes, all of that body better
from poetry to moral to cuddle
not guess-who-I-am-now
but dominant with a smart thumb  

I got some good strange
reeling from it in this old house
no lover’s tryst but visible
whirling stab wounds  

I wish I were sorry.   

Tremored nerves and delicious ache
Nasty, sweet, electric
Howl like raven, starved like an eye
The last common ancestor  

Prufrock’s a pussy
like my zaftig popcorn sweat
his mother’s side lost 54 in the war
and mine lost just as many in this one.  


2 responses to “A Gap in Learning”

  1. Lisa Miller Henry says:

    “I wish I were sorry.” — Yes!

  2. Edelweiss Meadows-Millstone says:

    Superb!

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