Sep 2

lover’s tiff

Source: Henri Pham from Unsplash

you just feed me moldy fruit
you just
rip the pages of my favorite novels
you just keep whistling
when I politely asked you
to stop

you always steal
my car keys and drive
to Milwaukee, with her
pick out the red onions
in the salsa I made you…



Aug 13

more love spurned

Source: Max Harlynking from Unsplash

I’m transparent, I’ve always
opted for complacent routes
Kissing on cue
mirroring their dances
Wiping my lips
on his crisp ocean
blue denim jacket, tasting that
Method detergent, imagining that
overwhelming scent imprinting
below his navel
Tasting his unflattering areas

I sink my teeth in all things



Aug 12

college life

Source: Robert McGowan from Unsplash

upended hands, I’ve learned
aren’t always inviting, palms
traced by
shaky fingers
as if to erase
past qualms

soon constricted
to fists
rivaling straight whiskey
jagged sneers scraping
milk white teeth

them hands
too fluid to watch
shapes, stencils
caked in the
daily grim, smearing
the grease of the eyelids



Arthur Ramirez

Aspiring novelist and amateur poet and op-ed writer on gay/queer/GSM topics. CA —> MN —> ? Stick around if I haven’t bored you yet.