Queer Poem-a-Day is a program from the Adult Services Department at the Library and may include adult language.
Whenever I am in one conversation
I am thinking about another.
Whatever room I am in my heart is not.
Before a mirror, which face is true:
the one that moves or the one that is moved?
I flip a coin and wish for the opposite.
Life, friends, is whoring.
A warning a man mistakes for intimacy.
When I miss my madness, which I mostly don’t,
I miss how totally I was inside it,
the idea I could not get out.
Copyright © 2020 by Jameson Fitzpatrick. Used with the permission of the author. Originally published in Pricks in the Tapestry (2020.)