How does that simple gesture of finger
across lips silence us? How do fingers
digging deep into fabric mean pleasure?
I’ve drunk from dripping rain; but what is hers
isn’t mine. What do butch queens signify?
If I’m narcissistic and perverted
it is only because such love is sly
and hard to find; like a booty goon, stud
muffin or power bottom. All the words
that we have for the Other, for one who
isn’t, could fit on the head of a cock,
a pin, a rent boy’s tongue. I’m the bastard’s
silence. The first question. How much can you
take in? Open your mouth, but please, don’t talk.