Poem 2 ± June 6, 2015

Julene T. Weaver

Sexual Revolution

In the mirror
it is the body she remembers
sexy as S and I and N
it is the fucking she remembers
full fledged
hot and bothered
screaming orgasms
S and I and N
that will never
come again

In the mirror
the body is constrained
now   scared
there is no more
free love no more
S and I and N
free as the ‘60s
love revolution and
this is s and a and d
that reflects back
in her mirror

This body of love
that remembers
twisting hips
Amazon breasts
easy as S and I and N
into stray palms

The price paid
twofold in this new
world after the free
reign fledged orgasms
we remember   changed
world   condoms
AIDS all a sign of
the future that came

Julene_T_Weaver_author_photoJulene Tripp Weaver is the author of No Father Can Save Her (Plain View Press) and the chapbook An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues (Finishing Line Press). A former New Yorker, Julene now lives in Seattle where she is a psychotherapist. 
@trippweavepoet | www.julenetrippweaver.com

This poem was previously published in Gertrude 14 and in Ghost Town Poetry Anthology, Volume 2, 2004 – 2014.