Things I’ve Misunderstood – going into my thirtieth year I am reflecting on things I find myself relearning, or thinking about differently than I have before. Sometimes it sucks. Today’s poem is about one of those times.

Sex and Power

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” Oscar Wilde

And I squirmed
bargaining with myself
all too willing to cut a deal
and be able to continue looking in the mirror.

There’s been sex for love, cardio and boredom
but also just because I could


1. the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality.