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We were partying together

Derek, 18, about to join the Navy,

6 foot 2, rugged, handsome

me, 43, 3:30am, friday

have to be at work at 9am

music, talking, smoking, drinking


when out of the blue

when from out of nowhere

Derek propositioned me

he'd do this to me

he'd let me do that to him

couldn't believe it

it's as if my TV started floating around the room icon_scratch.png


I knew he had slight bi-sexual tendencies.....

but he's really a lady-killer at his age

lots of various sexual experiences


I quickly and firmly said

" I'm going to pretend I just didn't hear that"

he shrugged his shoulders -

as if he was disappointed in me

as if I wasn't 'wild' anymore in his eyes


I crashed at 4 am

dragged myself to work

as Derek slept in the living room

face down, sprawled out

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

it is fascintaing how different bi's and gays see the world. as always jonathan you come up with very unique interesting poems. your last few poems have been enjoyable to read.


larsen aka victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Hi pawnshop,


A brilliant image here:


pawn shop wrote:

it's as if my TV started floating around the room



The closing lines are quite ambiguous.



I like your understated style which has impact.







Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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I like how you describe him with physical details and describe yourself simply as "43." I agree with Golden: the TV spinning around the room image is fantastic.



Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Yes interesting poem and how nice you expressed this subject icon_smile.gif

I like that line too



The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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