Winter 2008

Table of Contents - Vol. IV, No. 4


Poetry    Interview    Translations    Fiction    Book Reviews

Marie Gail Stratford


Avoiding Harrassment Charges

And there I was--
left thinking about her perfume, about
the roundness of her sashaying hips, about
her smile and how her touch
might feel.

But there also were the coworkers--
the ones who jabber on about which
actresses are hot, which female customers
have nice figures, what girls they picked
up last night--

And they
don't want to hear
that I like them too, that
I would rather date the ladies
than hook up
with one of them.

So my crushes must be silent ones, my
nights unmentioned unless spent alone--and all
because I'm not
a man.


© Marie Gail Stratford



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