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i should have been gay...

by Melinda Sordino

i seek out women
and draw them into me
so that i may dissect
their every part
before releasing them
back into the wild.

my eye photographs and
memorizes those who pass
in the street and
those who seek my opinion.
i seek out the photos
of a friend of a friend.

i am obsessed with the clavicle
i observe carefully their ribs
and iliac crests, hovering
under their luscious skin
their tans and their teeth
their hair and their clothes;
nothing escapes my eye

i sit and watch and wait
& tap my own bones.
reminds me that i am here,
that my bones are not
covered by mounds
of fat and flesh.


and then i see her;
she's watching me too.

07/13/2006

Posted on 07/14/2006
Copyright © 2023 Melinda Sordino

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charles M Harrison on 07/14/06 at 03:14 AM

i seek out women and draw them into me so that i may dissect their every part before releasing them back into the wild. Ohh how this give me chills. Great read.

Posted by Kyle Anne Kish on 07/14/06 at 07:51 PM

Rusty? No way, Melinda! You had me from the first stanza which, may I add, was a real knockout. Your last stanza brings a bit of mystery into the poem. I like it. I like it a lot. :) Kyle Anne

Posted by Vikki Owens on 01/29/07 at 07:31 PM

i completely understand this

Posted by H.M Stevens on 08/11/07 at 12:19 AM

no gosh-- it's great. nice to see you again!

Posted by Sophia Grace on 12/28/07 at 03:03 PM

I wish this wasn't so familiar, but wow. Sometimes it really does feel like we're all watching each other just like that, measuring the vulnerabilities, checks and balances and where, exactly, we stand. Extremely powerful and disturbingly beautiful. I love it.

Posted by Ava Blu on 05/27/09 at 04:08 AM

this is wonderful.

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