My Sunday Sweet


“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” (Lev 20:13)


Holy water tossed on her.

Church pews fall on her. I

remember the splinters of


the cross but she’s lassoed

around my waist. Crumbs on

her lips from Communion.


My girl’s lip gloss--my Sunday sweet.


A blindfold, rosary, bit of church

history with those curious liturgical

fingers, curious liturgical fingers.


Now it’s an altar call from my

bedroom not no sabbath no never.


blood on both our heads

as she gives me head

as she gives me head


How the two become one flesh,

the sexiest shame.

Thumbnail image by Walker Smith.