Michael Philips

Touchdown - Poem by Michael Philips

As he crosses into
the end zone
and the crowd
ejaculates in rapture,
that’s the money shot.
Now he jumps
into the stands
to merge with adulation.
That’s what I would do -
hug my lovers tight as we swoon
with simultaneous orgasms.
But I’m home watching it on TV.
I have no stands to jump into.
My desk is messy.

Comments about Touchdown by Michael Philips

  • (12/1/2005 9:34:00 AM)

    Your mind works in quirky ways. Are you from Mars, by chance? :) Funny poem with startling images.


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  • (12/1/2005 9:14:00 AM)

    Maybe I got this happy watching a tennis match, female tennis! (Report)Reply

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  • (12/1/2005 7:45:00 AM)

    Excellent. Funny. Thoughtful. A money shot. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/1/2005 7:22:00 AM)

    This is a funny representation of how ''in to'' sports men do seem to get. I would never have these thoughts while watching sports on t.v................never. Great poem. The last line really brings you back to reality. Nice touch. Sincerely, mary (Report)Reply

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  • (12/1/2005 7:19:00 AM)

    You have a wild and joyous offbeat imagination. Thanks for this. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 1, 2005

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