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Louie Crew

Louie Crew has edited special issues of College English and Margins. He has written
four poetry volumes Sunspots (Lotus Press, Detroit, 1976) Midnight Lessons (Samisdat, 1987), Lutibelle's Pew (Dragon Disks, 1990), and Queers! for Christ's Sake! (Dragon Disks, 2003).

The University of Michigan collects all of his papers.

As of today, editors have published 1,741 of his works.


Primal Male Privilege

My stomach
grumbles,
growls.

My rod
limps,
splits
like
lips.
Pubes
cleave,
dilate.

It hurts!

I contract.
I contract.

It rips
at last
and screams,
pees
down my belly,
bites
my hairy
nipple.

We cuddle.

Mother,
father,
child
am I.
All.

Goodie,
goodie,
gumdrop.


Jealousy Averted

Since you cannot know
    that I know
    that it is his funk,
         not mine,
    that I taste in your mustache,
he ferments,
    not adulterates our love,
recharges animal fantasies
    for us both,
adds to, not subtracts from, us.

I'd be a fool to say you cheated
or to spit out this tasty seasoning.


Pollution

Like Allied Chemical's Capon
homophobia's ultimate lodge is the brain,
though first signals may be

    | an eye which twitches at the edges
      when someone overhears camp in a lobby

    | a nose crunched up when a quean passes
      redolent of Bal a Versailles

    | a pulse which startles when one's 7-yr-old
      son angrily calls his elder brother
      "Faggot!" as they argue over who should
      be first-baseman

but the poison targets the brain,
moving speck by bespeckled bit
from nostril and lung pores, through the blood,
till the victim sustains a perpetual, hopeless silence,
one catatonic stare at all that's queer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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