How to Do the History of Homosexuality

Dear Interlocutor—
  
Let this verse serve you
better than calligraphy
or script, the letter being
less intelligent than desire.
  
As when you fold me
at waist and follow
folded over and we are
as Greek vase or plate,
  
a philosophy lesson :
a youth and his elder.
The scholar’s question
penetration—its meaning
  
is it in fact continuous
within history? Because
I have good reasons
there is the question
  
of writing toward
and for you always—
that I want you
inside me is not
  
rhetorical, is historical :
you’ve been there before
and I identified
with the feeling—
  
it was not enough.
Of course merely
to look at the world
will always be lovely,
  
but it is not your beauty.
To look at you is never
intelligent skin thinking
deeper. I want you ever
  
inner, my words
your flesh. I mean
I want a lyric
full of fuck.
  
Sore Eros
Brian Teare
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Sore Eros

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Sore Eros

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