Five Poems by Laura Warman 

 

 

IS IT THE
i feel sad
is it
the rain
no
it’s
the absence
the not
feeling u
the u
not watching
me
the u
not tracking
me
why do i feel the most loved when i am being watched
surveyed
like the
surveillance
ever showed care
but i don’t
know the new feeling
the how to feel attached
and
not controlled
i don’t know
how to know
i’m loved
without
knowing
i’m being watched
so i send her the
pic of me doing whatever
so she can
see it
and
i want her
to see it
we masturbated
at the same time
but in different
continents
and when
she got wet
we stopped talking
or she stopped
talking
to me
when i got wet
i put away
my phone
so we tried
together
but came
alone
there is
something
sad
something sad about
about her or me maybe me
shuddering
against
the wall
breaking
my vibrator
on the wall
cuz i tossed
my body
into it
accidentally
it became loose
could not
circuit
earlier
on the train
not moving
for an hour
because the
man ran
into the
third rail
short circuited
his body
because
he was being
chased
because
someone thought
he stole something
on the train
i ate the smallest
bites of donut
to make it last
i didn’t know
when the time
would end
here i am
not making
any money
but spending
spending
if u wanna
become
popular
some
people
become
popular
by hiding
their face
know knowing known
it was wrong
to want her body
and before the tear
a text from
u saying
u wuld eat my
eggplant
but u r hours
away
the sun
already set
for u and
i’m trying
to wake up
tryin to b
two places
at once
and u r
everywhere
a scent
from a stranger
a laugh in a corner
abide abide
make it last
to make it last
i had to disconnect
to not try
to b
immediate
taste it
in the back
of throat
and you know
u kno
the feeling
can’t be controlled
a nite alone
a date with a person
i don’t want
to be on a date with
cuz i get
closer to u
and i get scared
when u text me
about kissing
my back
my eyes
fuzz over
the precious
eggplant
filled
with seeds
and
smoked
yr body is
big enuf for me
and pours
pleasure
down
my neck
the pleasure
re-opened
why did
the man
run
down
into
the train
when chased
why didn’t
he just
run across the street

 

 

CUT
THROUGH
CUT
THROUGH
TO HER

i was
in bed
crying
wanting
to hate you
but when
i saw
you
my body
drooped into
yrs
like without
you
i was
without
water
the stamen
licked
for honey
and no where
to go
while i wait
for you
while i wait
weeks
for you

i want
you like
i want fish cheek

like suck it out
or fish eye

bite
it out

fried in oil
and yours

steamed
and sliced

along the belly
stuffed

herbs
and figs

u r unopened
on the porch
your windows don’t have screens
wasps
i want a day where don’t think of u
i’m tired of this desire
it never stops

you said yesterday
you masturbated for 2 hours
and i believe you
and you said it made you feel less crazy
and i don’t want to believe you
or i have a desire like this,
the more i get the more i want

image
a mind

a predicament

a prediction

happiness

brief

but

 

 

i
Have
A
Lot
to
Offer

when

im

not

repressed

im

wet

never

compare

love

to war

and

it’s

on

the

day

the war

began

the anniversary

of the beginning

of the war

where

we killed

60,000 civilians

but we remember

the war

as victims

of the war

don’t compare

her body

to the body

of any other

lover

i can’t

write about

her body

cuz i get

all puffed

out

i get real

puffed

out

no

country

is

the mark

left

on her belly

a shape

like a

round

rectangle

a shape like

a shape

like a

shaken edge

a shape like

the mark on her

belly

you know it is

love

before

you even

know

what

it

is

 

Laura Warman

LA Warman is a poet and performer. She is the founder of GLASS PRESS, a publisher of art and poetry on flash drives. Warman has had work in shows at MOCA Cleveland, ICA Philadelphia, Time-Based Art Festival, General Public Collective, Flying Object, and Open Engagement. Warman is the author of Whore Foods, an erotic novella. Her chapbooks How to Become a Lesbian and THE CAVE THE CHURCH THE BEDROOM THE MALL were published by Inpatient Press and After Hours Ltd.She teaches Erotica classes online and in Brooklyn. LAWarman.com

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