Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: masturbation

I Am

I Am

My Own Bed Partner:

Me, My Self & Eye

Shall I have a Menage a Trois

after marrying twice?

First for Mother & Children

Second for Sex & Money

I Am

Single now with a refrain

“At night, alone, I marry the bed*”


*from The Ballad of The Lonely Masturbator by Anne Sexton 1969


The Hawk Queen Bed 10:18am

I dove into a Floridian Pool

against a backdrop

of pool-side haze

& old people

In the middle somewhere

I held an infantile hand

in My Left

& used it, shamelessly

to masturbate