Gene Goldfarb

Gene Goldfarb lives on Long Island and does volunteer work these days. His poetry has appeared in the very small press including: Cliterature, Empty Sink, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Heavy Feather Review and High Desert Journal. His first short story appears in Bull & Cross.. 


They Must Be Virgins


So they laugh in mirrors,

in tissues, sideways in rosy guilt


their hands up

near teeth-skinning knuckles


their mysteries a joke about

coming of age, or just coming


in unguarded fields where

their hair would be undone


by wind and the animal rush

of tides giving their skin


the thrum of completeness

echoing circadian dances


on the round lip of woman

a finger from the cup’s brim.