Arthur Ramirez

Pinned

more love spurned

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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
organic
cotton…

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Sep 2

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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
You
Always
pick out the red onions
in the salsa I made you…

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Aug 12

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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

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Jul 28

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when I inevitably
get my teeth knocked out
by a random stranger

I’m curious how often
I’ll trace my mangled tongue
over the ruins of those stained gates
once pearly

I’m curious how quick
the severed strands of pulp
will heal, permanent cables fixed
to a decrepit monitor

when I…

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Jul 7

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that’s us
before we arrived
here

all my furtive glances
showcase my bloodshot eyes

that’s us
before they took
our picture

all the thorns
sliced my thumbs

that’s us
before they abandoned us
to those fiery, queer gates

all those tender petals
fall limp in my stifling grasp

I couldn’t…

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Arthur Ramirez

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.