Orion’s Phallusy

 Orion yearned those Pleiades


In endless stellar chaste pursuit

Loved them as no mortal man

Ever loved a woman

Who ever caught one


Orion never had to gnaw off that starry arm

That held the club

To let her sleep

While he got out

The morning after


Orion never had to say,

“I’m going out for smokes

I’ll be right back,” at 3 am

When she said,

“I think I love you.”


From Poems of the New Old West

Copyright©2002 Jack Purcell

One response to “Orion’s Phallusy

  1. And with this post I learned that you don’t get to choose a publish date if you’re working from a draft. I didn’t intend to post two in one day!

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