Why I love… Jeffrey McDaniel

When I haven’t been kissed

in a long time, I create civil disturbances,
then insult the cops who show up,

till one of them grabs me by the collar
and hurls me up against the squad car,

so I can remember, at least for a moment,
what it’s like to be touched.


– Excerpt from ‘When a man hasn’t been kissed in a long time’ by Jeffrey McDaniel

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