Rebel Sex and Cholera

James Kelly Quigley

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Rebel Sex and Cholera

if all we live on
is breath

and inquiry,
the certainty

in a bead
of shit honey

may be considered
smut.

there they are:
whole life-cycles

of Florida bees
crammed

and airlifted
to the bodega

where I buy
my favorite

five-dollar
erotica.

in the future
love drones

will serve the war drones
chai latte

and our
carnivore tantrums

may be considered
smut.

you have
the jowls

of a brisket
fetishist

but even some
garden variety

soup bones
get you in the mood

for horizontal
jiu-jitsu.

nebulas
of dust

may be considered
smut

when they
coalesce.

first billions of years
existed,

then billions more
until suddenly

fashionistas
in utero.

the dimpled
ingénue.

and you’ve been
skimping

on the alimony
ever since.

James Kelly Quigley

James Kelly Quigley is a graduate of New York University whose poetry has appeared in Catfish Creek, Minetta Review, West 10th, and The American Journal of Poetry. He was born and raised in New York.

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