wet dream

 

bring me some beauty

let it reflect

I know it’s a mirror

who gives a damn

 

I want all the softness

smooth and cool feeling

my fricassee fingers

find through her shirt

 

a palpable sweetness

I can still see it

as my tongue barely touched her

where blondness was faint

 

quit dancing on tables

all the men are just staring

excited by outlines

of lace underwear

 

bring me some beauty

and a glass of barbera

I know it’s a mirror

who gives a damn

 

BIO: Tom Weiss

I grew up on a cattle ranch on the eastern margin of The Everglades in an area that is now suburban Ft. Lauderdale. Having attended boys boarding schools from the second grade through high school likely twisted my psyche; but, I seem to write mostly love poems, so there you go.

I moved to Knoxville in 1974 intending to stay a year, and I’ve been here ever since, so it looks like I’m here to stay.

I spent a lifetime toiling in commercial real estate management and development until the pandemic retired me kicking and screaming, kindly allowing me to come out of the literary closet. My publishing history extends all the way back to December 2021. Nine poems have been published in four journals to date as I’m also working on my short fiction voice. Appearing in this journal with these remarkable photographers is a waking wet dream.

Tom Weiss

2614 Fairmont Blvd.

Knoxville, TN 37917

thomaslynnweiss@gmail.com

865.607.5500

 

BIO: Cherie Truesdell

Cherie E. Truesdell is a fine art photographer who uses staged imagery, symbolism, and allegory to portray the inner human landscape.   In her work, Cherie explores themes of metamorphosis, impermanence, and our relationship with each other and our environment.   Cherie’s work has been described as a “displaced fairy tale” and has been shown throughout the U.S.   Cherie’s work can be seen at the Loft Gallery in Marietta Square and on her website at www.cherietruesdell.com.