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Poetry is Pornography

Well, is this poem doing it for you?

Should I dress it up in black lace and garters
and shakily strut my stuff in haughty heels
for your emotional erection?

Just what I thought,
a pathetic poetry pervert,
another silent stalker
eavesdropping in the thick midnight,
snooping through shameful shadows

(hold on while I reapply the crimson lipstain)

Oh, you like it like that?

I’ll do whatever you need to get you to 
feed and suck 
on this saccharine heroin

Here, let’s get it over with

Slide the drapes closed will you?

     Under darkness, over muffled traffic 
     come crawling wet mouth sounds . . .

That’s right
I just caught you gawking in shock 
at the silhouette moaning my depravity

What, are you done?  

Then roll back over
and let me shake in your vacant silence.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2014 6:59:00 PM
    right on Bukowsky. it is flesh and blood. crazy imagery.

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 6:56:00 PM
    increidibly creative, it reveals that poetry is often changed just to suit the pulic opinion and get more views or reads. very original, and although this is coming very late, congrats on the win...

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 4:18:00 AM
    Pretty original. I like it!

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Mickey:-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " February, 2012 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:54:00 AM
    This one would delight Charles Bukowsky. I got a kick out of it too. daver

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 2:29:00 AM
    Hello there, Love the way this poetry is ready to seduce. Lol, very well expressed. Regards, Bhavna

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 1:46:00 AM
    i love the satire(?) and wit about this work, nice feel to it.

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 8:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Contest Mickey. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 3:40:00 PM
    ((()))Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
    MW, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 3:16:00 AM
    excellent poem. Awesome! Congratulations on your win in the International contest. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 6:21:00 PM
    Glad to see a Free Verse write with some punch make a big win! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:51:00 PM
    VErrrrrry COOL writing. I love it. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Congrats on your international win. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 2:07:00 PM
    Congrats on your superb win,Mickey.Well deserved!! Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 1:06:00 PM
    Mickey, congratulations on your International win...David

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Yowser ;) Congrad's on your fine write making it through to round one in an international poetry contest. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Mickey. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 8:32:00 AM
    Nothing is more traditional than poets holding readers in difference to their other interpretation ... this is very fresh take on it, and O so contemporary. Good! Thanks again for reading my work as a friend, and for the inspiration your presence brings. One love

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 12:13:00 PM
    Wow that's a different approach for sure. And because its so different it makes it interesting! Well done! I enjoyed your interpretation of poetry! Laura :)