Cave Canem: A Special Section
We are still in an ice age. Saturday morning, Museum of Natural History
with a man twice my lover, twice my ex-lover. Ice ages are rhythmic,
marked by periods of warmth and cold, partly ruled by geographies breaking or coming
our guide questions, when the Earth will cool again? In two hours
we will begin making love on the small sofa. One of us will stop. One will continue. We will
both stop, pull away, start, stop again, stuff our cocks into
our shorts, brew the mint tea bought at market, let it steep.
John Alexander Frazier, who teaches at Georgetown Day School, won the 1998 Hayden Carruth Prize for poetry that appeared in Real Sugar. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of periodicals, including The Massachusetts Review, Beyond the Frontier, Revolutionary Voices, Bay Windows, Negotiations, and The Widener Review.