I need to do this more often. One of the goals of this blog is to introduce you, my lovely readers, to queer poets you haven’t slept with read, as of yet. Here’s some work by poets from all over the place, now & then, gay & lesbian.
D.A. Powel: “confessions of a teenage drama queen”
I was a male war bride. I was a spy
so I married an axe murderer. I married Joan
I married a monster from outer space
I am guilty, I am the cheese, I am a fugitive from a chain gang
maybe I’ll come home in the spring. I’ll cry tomorrow
whose life is it anyway? it’s a wonderful life
C.P. Cavafy: “In Despair” & 2 other poems
He’s lost him utterly, as if he’d never been.
In his imagination, in his hallucinations
in the lips of other youths he seeks the lips of that one;
He wishes that he might feel his love again.
Adrienne Rich: “Powers of Recuperation”
She’s old, old, the incendiary
whose warped wraps you shall find in graves
and behind glass plundered
Randall Mann: “The End of Landscape”
…I watch the man I love watch
the turn of the Sacramento River, then Sacramento,
lit city of legislation and flat land.
I think of Florida, how flat.
I think of forgetting Florida.
And then the landscape grows black.