Issue Five:
Cock

By Len Lukowski

Cock-blocked, I told her
But how would you even— ?
That’s the trouble with straight people:
no imagination.

If I’d said the actual words:
‘Home? With me? Now?’ instead
of just implied it
if I hadn’t told her so much
about myself
or expanded on what I did say —
I swear they’re just like muscles
slightly bigger
slightly different shape —
if I’d been more like those guys,
spoke less,
if she didn’t know
if I wasn’t


About the Contributor

Len Lukowski is a writer and performer based in South London. His work has been published in various places including The Mechanics’ Institute Review, Drowned In Sound, Chroma, Aesthetica, The Ofi Press and The Coelacanth. He also plays in queer punk bands and is a regular contributor to LossLit’s Write Club.

 


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Emily Berry's 'meditation on a want that can never be answered'. A collection of poetry that grapples with the childhood loss of the Berry's mother via Freud, dreams, childhood memories and a rawness of imagery and sentiment which prods at the heart. As relentless and beguiling a collection as the sea referenced without cliche throughout its pages.

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