NOT LIKE THE STORY Poem by Lyn Lifshin


NOT LIKE THE STORY Poem by Lyn Lifshin

NOT LIKE THE STORY

of the woman obsessed

with my first lover

wrote me. (Another

story there’s still a lot

to mine) of a man

who could make his

lover have an orgasm

by command, at a

distance maybe over

the phone or mail.

I don’t think they

had texting or Face

book or  mail. (And

of course I don’t

know if it was his words

or something she did)

Still when I got your

email, when after

the fantasy that didn’t

happen and the terror

it could, terror it

wouldn’t, your “indeed,

why didn’t,” something

in me that wasn’t alive

became alive as if

skin touched me

 

 

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