Sexuality of the Dead Poem by Ward Kelley


Sexuality of the Dead
by
Ward Kelley

“Our sexuality,” the dead ones wish
to enter a topic that I usually avoid
at all costs, “is terribly difficult
to convey to those of you entrapped

in the breathing with all your
malfunctioning fleshy addendum.”
I shoo then away — wispy, giant
mosquitoes — but they always

flit right back in. “Now listen,
listen, you need the sex to catch
a hint of our own mortality,
but as communication from

breathing one to breathing one
it really is a faulty device.”
Who can argue? “But over
on this side of the soul, oozing

around without bodies, the sex
is purely one of communication,
dead one to dead one, and one
does it all the time, time,

all the time . . . until one yearns
too much for imperfect flesh:
so time must then become more
solid for one thus afflicted, so much

they find all the time to be born back.”

Credit list:

NOVELS

Two novels, “Divine Murder” and “Keenly Alive, Tony,”
are represented by The Sternig & Byrne Literary Agency

POETRY COLLECTIONS

“comedy incarnate,” forthcoming on cd rom
by Kedco Studios (Las Vegas, NV)

“histories of souls” forthcoming as an ebook
by Word Wrangler Publishing, Inc.

Of the 608 published pieces, some have found their way into:

PRINT MAGAZINES

ACM, Another Chicago Magazine
The GSU Review
Limestone
The Listening Eye
The Lucid Stone
Mad Poets Review
The Old Red Kimono
Porcupine Literary Magazine
Potpourri
Rattle
River King
Skylark
Spillway
Sulphur River Review
Sunstone

INTERNET

Ariga
Artvilla
Big Bridge
Lynx: poetry from Bath
Oblique
Offcourse
Pif
Poetry Magazine.Com
Pulse
Pyrowords
Renaissance
The Rose & Thorn
San Francisco Salvo
2River View
Unlikely Stories

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