Alison Daniel – What Hermes Doesn’t Do With Linger

Alison Daniel

What Hermes Doesn’t Do With Lingerie From K-Mart

He doesn’t do solar sex
or lunar sex

too perplexing for his imagination
full of holes worn thin

he says those knickers
I bought from K-Mart

then sent to him after some petty
argument about sexual realities being misconstrued

as categories to be interpreted
as some kind of crime spelt

when he spits the slur
of slut may be unfortunate for Hermes

being sick enough
to believe he can voodoo love

taboo bed ridden lust
combined with sado-machoistic

bondage rituals
when the elastic

of those knickers
fits the snug hips of Aphrodite

much better than they do him.

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