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jogging in place

Posted to Poetry

athletic wear?
that's where!
he lost his innocence,
not that he ever even touched her,
or she him.

he just ended up
not upended,
in an extra pair
of her blue pants
because his defective jeans
(passed down from his father's side)
split wide open
at the most unfortunate of places,
in the downtown of his body
and the buttcrack of that city.

and it's not the kind of story
that he tells at Sunday dinner
or at the gym
when he's somehow trying to get somewhere
in the world.