This blog ran for more than two years with no graphics--and it received about 50 page views. I was advised to add graphics; after seeing the huge public that followed blogs dedicated to homoerotic images, I decided to use that kind. The result was a dramatically increased number of monthly page views, and the number has remained fairly steady. Most of the images were found on the internet; although they are assumed to be in the public domain, they are identified as far as possible. They are exhibited under the Fair Use protections of United States copyright law: their function is simply to attract readers to the poems--I receive no economic benefit from them or from the blog. Nevertheless, they will be removed if they are copyrighted and the owner so desires.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


If there were such a thing as bi-location,
Your house would be haunted
A presence would follow you from room to room.

You would have the sensation
That some one was constantly beside you,
Especially at night, in your bed.

You would think twice about looking in the mirror,
Because every time you did,
You would see a face looking over your shoulder

At you . . . your face, your body . . . your ways . . .
The thought of you makes me shiver;
You have taken control of my head.

I have not spent such sleepless nights
Since I was a teenager; never has my bed
Been so empty, nor my heart so full.

Never have I been so driven to masturbation.

I keep having endless imaginary conversations
With you, about you.

This began as a poem about you; it has become
Incoherent through my loss of concentration.

I don't know what I am going to do.


First image from http://http://www.123rf.com/photo_3648678_young-sophisticated-man-looking-into-a-mirror.html