by Alexis Rhone Fancher
“Touch it,” he says.
My lips graze the tip.
His penis tastes
thighs, I nestle.
climbs the walls,
honeys his dear
I long to inhabit him.
“Do you think
of your penis
as an ‘It’
or a ‘He’?”
“Neither,” he says.
“I think of it as ‘Me’.”
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"Morning Wood" was first published in KYSO Flash Literary Journal (2014).
L.A. poet Alexis Rhone Fancher is published in Best American Poetry, Verse Daily, Plume, The
American Journal of Poetry, Rattle, Hobart, Diode, Nashville Review, Wide Awake, Poets of Los
Angeles, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She’s the author of 5 poetry collections; How I
Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies (2015), Enter
Here (2017), Junkie Wife (2018), and The Dead Kid Poems (2019). EROTIC, New & Selected,
publishes in 2020 from New York Quarterly. A multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net
nominee, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. www.alexisrhonefancher.com