Tag: sex

Field Studies

We swam before fish
in that meandering
gutter of long runoffs
down from Kemble
in our eel-shone skin -
equal by breaststrokes
and coloured cold white
like a pair of split cod

I waited for you to lift
yourself from her wet veil -
a single upper body heft
in to . . .

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Les Sonnetts Luxurieux

Is this her ultimate
act of sadomasochism -
his rest of days of pain?
Is his reply allowed

before her face down lies -
taking it from behind
which are - for others - kinks
and well-hidden discomforts

She pleads her case of cruelty
when such cruelty was her cut
and thrust by . . .

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Other’s Endings

She said she resented him
swanning around
and her wearing fears
of his limped inability
to earn that old income
no longer kept her
tied to their settle bed

Instead - she rolled over
onto another handyman
for his stiffness to press
into her loosened skin
and for his . . .

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A History of Sex Education

We were taught to label opened plants' parts
in our relentless study of misunderstandings
and delayed innuendo - 'til later zitty years
of sniggered connections behind bike sheds

My youth was a scruffy hedgerow of wank mags -
naked bodies spread - stuck by god-knows-what
under skin-scoring brambles . . .

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Hampstead Heath

We scurried across NW3
but not the low-laid Heath
of bricked-ish village-ness
of idealised introversion -
with loquacious City views

No - We took the buff support
of metre-high teak bars
before the flow of beer taps -
erect like those glass towers
stood in that visible . . .

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A Ghost Story

Up at five with the ghost
who is an hour ahead -
not one for the clock's
change - she lets light in//
She leaves her stew of scent
on my stiff right fingers -
as if marking out extents
upon me// She squats
upon my vice-set thighs -
her other working . . .

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