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February 27th, 2011

nice work @ 04:25 am

a few men I've known these last
few years
have taken me on more as an escort
a sacred intimate
and paid me when I didn't want money
asking for love
attention
and fun
then dismissing me beyond that
implicit in me being able to spend time with them
I had to take money from them
but I found them fascinating
old
accomplished
deformed by life's interrogations
yielding up beauty
wrung out of their duty
their art
their presence

men that seemed almost exhausted by their long lives
far outliving the men of my own blood line
I wanted to be with them
and found them beautiful

put into a position of subservience as yeas to them
I had to acceptthe terms
but I forced upon them the understanding of my understanding and love
Mt appreciation for their being
their suffering
their weathered beauty

I see
as this time as passed
less of them in interaction with me
but they
coming to a clearer understanding if what I was trying to give them
what they didn't know they were buying

that they are beautiful still
as they are now
not just in their pretty youth
and that there are many boys and men who desire what they are now
their fat an old
their wise and grumpy
their unfinished lust and desire
their dreams and paternity
there is yet a market for it
and many hungry consumers
yes
well
al least I helped them see that
breaking open the eyes
old dog new tricks
keep on living
supple in life

it's nice work if you can get it
though I can never imagine what to do with all this
just keep living day after day
...


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