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Two Poems: “Hidden Costs of Promiscuity” and “Volition”

monarch butterfly perched on yellow sunflower in close up photography during daytime
Hidden Costs of Promiscuity

with title from Love, Nina (BBC One, 2016)

Salt water jostles my epiglottis
Has been now for fifteen days
and counting, as I gargle away the
itch in the tonsils accompanying
this persistent flu. Which now
sniffing crossly, I trace back to
that wet, passionate kiss


Need ploughs through a field
Over the crop of yield: beliefs
it had taken years to grow

Cover Image: Photo by Austin Tate on Unsplash