tend er oppressed & hypersexual, i question what’s the link between violence & homoero ticism as the boiler churns. you fucking love me & say it again, hard knuckle my back so sheets dampen in taps to the romance of sacrifice. the rumour of sobriety allows no ritual, so our love is not default. my tiny existence this headstand, & tongue with your dna. carry it like rainwater weighs down the river. like we get all dress ed up & then can’t leave the house. how can you say love so much although i’m not enough? how can don’t tell anyone mean that was all i’ve ever dreamed of
Peter Scalpello is a queer poet and sexual health therapist from Glasgow, currently living and working in East London. His work has been published internationally. His debut pamphlets will be published by Broken Sleep Books in March 2021. Tweets here.