Same Difference

by C.B. Anderson

How fitting, to find out the man you thought had loved
you all these years was sleeping with your younger sister,
shortly after the ripened figure of a dove
you used to babysit responded, when you kissed her

flushed cheek, in a way that lifted you past the fear
of tendering your own too genuine reply --
this chilled you warmly and raised the long-lowered bar
positioned so that birds who well knew how to fly

did not displace the strutting cock. Consider this:
The venue where your knickers drop seldom affects
your feelings there and then, and you'll be really pissed
if left standing with unmet cravings. Sex is sex,

and all the normatives conditioned thoughts involve
do not add up to dick, much less your quandary solve.

© 2009 by C.B. Anderson




About the Author

C.B. Anderson was the longtime gardener for the PBS television series, The Victory Garden. Many scores of his poems have appeared in dozens of print and electronic journals. His e-chapbook, A Walk in the Dark, can be read on the website of The New Formalist Press.


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