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

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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.