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, August 11, 2015


He swiveled on the bar stool,
Trapping my thigh between his two
Hard thighs, leaned his face
Close to mine and said, “Let’s blow
This place. Come on. I know 
Where we can go.” —  And suddenly you
Had me in your arms again, the night you lay
Heavily on me, whispering, “Piero. Piero,”
And I came.

These things inhabit usfish in the sea,
Wounding the water, thinking themselves free.