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Poem about my Penis


by Samuel Derrick Rosen


I feel like writing a poem
about my penis,
my penis is not me
although I am my penis.
Sometimes dry as ginger ale.
Sometimes dripping
like a tap when a little plumbing
is required
and it is Sunday, the plumber's day off.
 
I feel like writing a poem
about my penis,
it is better than writing a poem
about a fetus.

My penis reminds me
of that thing
that came out of John Hurt's stomach in Alien.
It reminds me of Frank Herbert's sandworm.
 
And though everything seems phallic
I am certainly not in a panic
to write a poem about my penis
the way Sharon Olds
would write a poem about her pussy.
 
Nonetheless
I feel like writing a poem about my penis.
Where do I begin?
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