dimanche 11 mars 2007


Courage, a Tale

There was a Child

who heard from another Child

that if you masturbate 100 times it kills you.

This gave him pause;

he certainly slowed down quite a bit

and also kept count.

But, till number 80,

was relatively loose about it.

There did seem plenty of time left.

The next 18

were reserved for celebrations,

like the banquet room in a hotel.

The 99th time

was simply unavoidable.

Weeks passed.

And then he thought

Fuck it

it's worth dying for,

and half an hour later

the score rose from 99 to 105.

Jack Straw’s Castle, Thom Gunn (1976)

1 commentaire:

gay jerker a dit…

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