2 September 2002 | Vol. 2, No. 3


you are the urinal

in which men piss infidelity

when wives demur sex

you're the abrasion

the raw garnet flesh

slick and gaping

the nest where dreams

laid like eggs

fracture ooze then perish

you're opium

scotch and cocaine

an equilateral sex triangle

an epitaph in process

an oh bitch you airy

aching flirt of my pen

About the author:

Shelly Reed writes in Norwalk, Iowa, where she enjoys regular silence. Her work appears extensively online and in print, nationally and internationally. Recent poems appear or are scheduled for appearance with Comrades, Sometimes City, Wilmington Blues, and 2River.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Shelly Reed at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 2, No. 3, where "Three" ran on September 2, 2002. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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