Poetry

August 2021

Boy Toy

He licks sweet strawberry scorn / Fresh from a hand-blown faucet

By Kyle Rea

August 5, 2021

Boy Toy

He licks sweet strawberry scorn

Fresh from a hand-blown faucet,

Staining two wanting lips.

Shivers and shatters into

Shots!

Shots!

Shots!

Watch him cavort and careen,

Kick off those combats,

A cancerous teleplay of congenial suffering.

Deceptive sleight of hand

Makes his dick go hard like

Wait…

Well-read and blank faced,

He unbuttons a new studious try-on,

Scowling at his own degradation.

Tomorrow finds his back row listlessness,

GPAs and Shakespeare sonnets,

Daydreams of “fuck me” and “get out.”






Kyle Rea is a queer writer from Ohio. They currently live in New York City, where they’re pursuing a creative writing MFA at The New School. Their poetry and fiction can be found in Subnivean, Dirty Girls Magazine, Jenny Magazine, and more.

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