Reading Queer in the GTA (3)

Staff/ June 24, 2020/ Poem


3:52 PM

It’s Wednesday
(all this time thought it was Tuesday)

adult peeps just off N. Sylvania
last booth on the right ajar

construction worker tank jeans wide open
cock juts out rigid hard raging

lit by moaning straight porn
breathtaking says nothing smokes

transfixed on screen pretends
they don’t see me enter kneel

stare   weep   wonder   imagine
before god almighty living god

in your mouth
your all of you given over to

your god
no holding back no

stop no half-measure to praise
no hands   all cock   all mouth   all

erupts no warning no sound
speaker voice comes over left shoulder

pull off slow, certain to leave
no signs, no clean up

checks watch, note time
guys on their way to / from

Kirby’s writings appear in numerous queer anthologies, Matrix Magazine, The Rusty Toque (Pushcart Prize nominee), Dusie, Train, Icon, Out and Steam. Their full-length debut, This Is Where I Get Off, came out Spring 2019 from Permanent Sleep Press. Kirby is the owner and publisher of Canada’s poetry-only bookshop, knife|fork|book —

3:52 PM
appears in CAROUSEL 42 buy it here

CAROUSEL 42 — cover by Nicholas Di Genova
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