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My lover kisses my mouth wet with juniper:
with desire. Two parts gin, one part summer jam:
bitter vermouth, rich with smoke
and longing.

Tousles my hair loose from on high:
snarls it between his fingers, drops a kiss on my brow:
whispers "let me see you."

Naked we slip between the sheets. First:
the breaths that pass between our lips. Last,
a sip of salt and skin.

Under the trees, his hand slips from mine,
the gin from my lips. Laughter echoes on cobble,
on ears snagged in tangled hair:
bruises on my wrists.

My lover is the wind of autumn, the hot kick
of mother's ruin. Bitter and sweet, I wait:
for the fall of summer, for the turn of leaves.
The taste of juniper between our lips.

Oh, synchronicity! Oh, serendipity!

So, yesterday, a Portuguese culture event started at work. Just for fun, last week I browsed Goodwill auctions for Portuguese items, and found (and won) a copy of Elizabeth Barret Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese. It arrived yesterday, also. Thought I'd check for nodes on it since it is in the…

The Satanic Panic never actually went away.

We associate it with its heyday in the 1980s but it had its origins in the '60s and '70s, probably even earlier than that. The rigidly White, patriarchal, and Christian social structures that dominated American society for decades started to crack apart with the rise of the Civil Rights movement, feminism, and the beginnings of the Gay Rights Movement, and mainstream Christianity watched their influence slowly shrinking -- and anything that made…

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