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On Loving Men in Dificult Times

Ellen S. Jaffe
From:   Apparitions: visions from the millenium. Dundas, Ontario: Artemis Enterprises: 1997.


We are making love
             on a bed
             in front of a television
Earlier, on the news
the story of a little girl   age 6
             raped, her throat slashed
& (almost worse) she survived
The shadow of the rapist's
metal cock
             moves across your own
for only a second
my urgent blood turns cold

You ask me
             What's the matter?


Ellen S. Jaffe's works copyright © to the author.


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