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Magnetism by Joseph S. Pete

Joseph S. Pete | Feb 23rd, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

When you’re young,
lust burns like a wildfire,
wild and indiscriminate,
wayward and incandescent,
raging and all-consuming.

When you’re older,
when you’ve accreted some midsection flab,
lust draws you to your yoked partner,
connects you with the reliable stability
of a gift shop magnet plastered to the fridge.

Poet Bio

Joseph S. Pete is a Pushcart Prize nominee and Lisagor Award winner who lives outside Chicago and served as an infantryman in Iraq.

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