Bryan Riley

Rookie - 73 Points (September 2,1966 / Salem, Massachusetts)

A Little Twist Of Perversion - Poem by Bryan Riley

Wrapped within a soft white
cotton blanket of denial
the child within the man
becoming less significant
and harder to engage

The dangerous scent
of her desire- I want her,
but I can't express my fear
at not being good enough
without sounding trite
or self-possessed

the way Spanish men cry
'mami' to both their mothers
and their mistresses is its
own little twist of perversion
-the same way that the
blanket is really a
polyester blend

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  • (6/30/2010 11:23:00 PM)

    Truly the loveliest twist of perversion...brought smiles after the poem I just read brought me to tears. thank you, Sherri 10/10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 29, 2010

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