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by Emily Davidson

the men who want it bad
think i'm too
buttoned-up
too busy folding
laundry, going to
bed early

the men who want it good
think i'm vicious
a predator who can catch you
right when you're weak
who stays up all night
smokes all afternoon
fucks 'til the morning

i am not in the middle

i am both

10/02/2012

Posted on 11/01/2012
Copyright © 2022 Emily Davidson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/12/12 at 04:28 PM

Remarkable, insightful poetic juxtaposition of two common opposites with you in the middle, and yes both, but there's nothing uncommon about this poem...well written and pleasantly unique.

Posted by Johanna May on 01/15/13 at 03:34 AM

I love poems that consciously or unconsciously tackle dialectics, hot/cold, fire/ice, there are two sides to everything, there is a unity and conflict of the opposites. Stunningly portrayed here.

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