Sometimes I feel like a vampire.
I’ve never come close
to killing anyone but I have held
my cock in my hands, unleashed
it like a fire hose
or basilisk, like a little boy’s metaphor
for weaponry, and it was private
and pleasurable as murder
if you prefer that sort of thing.
Tiberius didn’t like throwing
his betrayers off a cliff
but he did it anyway. That’s what you get
for ruling Rome from an island.
Masturbation suits me just fine.
When I was 12 I pulled off my shorts
underwater and masturbated against
the jets in my aunt’s pink
hot tub. We had turkey sandwiches
and Pepsis shortly after. The blossoms
this time of year
are magnificent, especially in Dallas,
where Oswald harpooned Kennedy
into our consciousness
and my left hand unzipped
my pants like a curvy salsa dancer,
beckoning with her dark
nipples and smallish mouth,
throw away your sins with me,
little emperor, take up
your arms and come to mama.