SEXANDPOLITICS
POEMBY GILESDENMARK



themanwiththe/couldhebemistaken?
heldhisladyclose/themissileheadinghome
sextheessentialmastiff/thedogdonedaysofworkbanned
togethertheywerereality/letmego!thepopebulletsoared
theyheldspacebetweenlegs/thesoldierslayinginSalvador
thenextwasalreadyintheirpalms/anotherpresidentslipshispower
IIIshudderallwe/strengththisisnotinthemachinery/buthowaretheagedtoknow?
theyleavetheapartment/hespendsmoretimewithmakeupthanthenation
thatnightshedinnerhesupermarket/themworryingwhichelevatoron
themanwiththe/couldhebemistaken?

1983 Written whilst living in Minneapolis, USA on Lake Street and Bloomington Ave South

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