teeth & gums & nakedness nothing new a series of dreams that never come true but can i really say i never get what i want when wants change & needs are undecipherable? needs i would like to get what i need teeth & gums & nakedness men following men through my room moonlight sunlight lamplight condom wrappers & nothing fulfilled but i got what i wanted for 30 seconds teeth & gums & nakedness
yes. my name is “mary jo” & yes. i was a pretty promiscuous 24 year old once. this is my favorite poem that i have ever written. it was written after a busy summer in ’94 that began with my breaking up with the love of my life and ended with my reuniting with the love of my life after a bunch of indiscretions. then i went away (with him) to an all girl school in roanoke, va (hollins university) where i workshopped my poem as well as classics such as “bukowski’s undertow” & “tiny tortures in this hyperactive ghost town” which can be seen in comic form in my newly published book confusion perfume & other neurotic comics.
in other news–i made so many valentine’s this year, y’all! i like to reclaim valentine’s day as a day of love & not necessarily romance. and i am so full of love. ink covered love.