Honeysuckle

December 31, 2018

bees, my
skin smells
of sun, the
insides of
roses. I want

to eat that
light. Every
thing that
grows does.

Lyn Lifshin

fruit sundae

December 31, 2018

I must confess that after last night’s fun and games, I devoured a fruit sundae. The crumb, the fruit, the cream and ice cream were a delight. In fact, I had seconds with crushed meringue and spray cream and licked my plate clean.

Death Curses

December 31, 2018

sold herself…?

December 31, 2018

The claim that sex workers ‘sell our bodies’ is not only logically absurd (I was a prostitute for years, but my body is still right here with me), but totally sexist because it is based on the notion that a woman’s sexuality is her entire worth. The belief behind this expression is that since a woman has nothing of value to offer except her sexuality, if she ‘sells’ that she has ‘sold herself’ and there is nothing left. The fact that anti-sex worker activists use this expression so often says a lot about them.

Maggie McNeal
The Honest Courtesan

kill the hour

December 31, 2018

Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share.

Mark Z. Danielewski
House of Leaves

Satanism condones any type of sexual activity which properly satisfies your individual desires – be it heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or even asexual, if you choose. Satanism also sanctions any fetish or deviation which will enhance your sex-life, so long as it involves no one who does not wish to be involved.

Anton Szandor LaVe
The Satanic Bible