THE MOTION OF GOING SOUTH

  I’ve only been to Cork once, to a funny place they called The Other Place which I thought was like the Scottish play with the name you’re never supposed to say. In another place, beforehand, we’d sat on beer kegs in a girl’s bar called Loafers and I giggled at all the comfy shoes […]

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BONE HEADS

  I recall when you were loutish in the school yard and I was fair game- light footed fairy in search of darker corners, a sun should never shine at the shit end of any storm or abandon fear until he’s felt the blow of a fist. I was light and you miscreant monster of […]

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WHO WE ARE

  I came out; a silent scream to summon a voice, screaming, a hunger wanting to be heard. I came out; a kept cry, cold to comfort, aching, a cry looking for compassion, I came out in a time changing, I came out from a boy learning, I came out to let go of a […]

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THE FIRST TIME, UNDER THE PINK

  Tears on the sleeve of a boy he’s gonna find release today, ‘Tears on the sleeve’ is what she sang I fear he is a man today Tears on the side of his face this was what he’d waited for thrown by the time and the place he thought it would be so much […]

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THE THINGS THAT LEAVE US COLD, PART 4

If you missed Part 1/2/3, please click on the links below: https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/2016/02/08/the-things-that-leave-us-cold-part-1/ https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/2016/02/09/the-things-that-leave-us-cold-part-2/ https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/2016/02/10/the-things-that-leave-us-cold-part-3/ The Things That Leave Us Cold Part 4 of 4(Audio version available to listen to; link at the end of page)           We’d been living together, the monsieur and the boy, for almost 3 months in our […]

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THE THINGS THAT LEAVE US COLD, PART 1

The Things That Leave Us Cold Part 1 of 4  (Audio version available to listen to; link at the end of page)           I stood by the open window and watched and waited, surrounded on all sides by the wisteria that clung on as time passed by and forgave nothing. It […]

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COLD CONDITIONING OF THE NOT-SO-DISTANT PAST

They were conditioning, conditioning attempts, attempting to condition them under their conditions  with stimuli, using stimulus  trying to stimulate his scrotum, shock his scrotum, to shock him, shocking,  shocking stimuli of scrotums on screens Slide after slide  Shocking slides, shoving more shocks with each scrotum into scrotums, they called it a mental disorder order dismantled ordered […]

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