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Modern Sex (or The Sound of One Hand)

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Modern Sex
(or the Sound of One Hand)

In spite
of all the talk about sex,
meant to titillate us
into a distracted frenzy,
actual enjoyment
of the act is not allowed.

In all the joyless sex acts,
e.g. hooking up,
no one actually touches
anyone only sex organs.
And since the self lives
much deeper than
the surface of a set
of throbbing genitals,
we are thus
fearful and supremely
even when we are inside
each other's bodies,
since mere release is what we seek
rather than intimate connection,
which would interfere
with the alienated self-gratification
so carefully cultivated by advertising
to fatten capitalism's bottom line.

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Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).

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Sooo... if capitalism causes maturbation, does com... by Tom Murphy on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:28:16 PM
Stay there.  Don't come back.Poetry is fo... by meremark on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:14:02 PM
meremark, under the blossoming "kinder, ... by Tom Murphy on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 1:47:07 PM
I agree with Tom Murphy on the capitalist link----... by Jeremy Haumann on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 9:53:50 AM