Nahshon Cook – POEMS

The greatest

commandment

is love

(helping others

like you

help yourself):

religion,

pure and undefiled.

7:

and just because

I don’t have time

for your shit

doesn’t mean

I don’t love you

I love myself

and don’t have time

for my shit either

A Poem About Two Men I Almost had Sex With

1) In the Sauna at the gym in Thailand:

me: please don’t touch me. I’m not interested

him: where you stay

me: i’m not telling you

him: do you know this fitness close next month

me: no, i didn’t. thanks for telling me

him: welcome. are you gay

me: yes

him: me, too

me: please don’t touch me. I’m not interested

him: it okay. we’re alone. you like bottom or top

me: i’m not telling you. i’m not interested

him:  i like to suck cock. i really good at it.

where you stay

me: please, don’t touch me. i’m not interested

him: where you live

me: i’m not telling you

him: you have a boyfriend

me: no

him: you alone

me: yes

him: me too

me: i’ve got to go now. nice meeting you. bye

him: bye

2) On Craigslist, over Christmas Holiday:

His cock and balls

hung down between his legs

in the photographed reflection of his ass,

which I liked a lot.

So, I read his ad

then messaged him,

received a response

saying yes he was single,

that he was a versatile bottom

and that he loved oral and getting rimmed.

We set a time to meet

but when I got out of the shower

and checked to see if he’d

left directions to his flat,

there was a email in my inbox

explaining how he had to cancel

because a friend called

and wanted him to come over and talk

and that he couldn’t say no

and that maybe we could meet another time.

I messaged him back

apologizing if I made him uncomfortable.

Then I thanked him,

wished him love,

and watched a documentary

about Jean Daniel Cadinot.

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Nahshon Cook‘s poetry has appeared in two Cleo Parker Robinson Dance productions and at peace and interfaith conferences in Colorado which have included Mysticism and Social Change, A Celebration of Religious Freedom, and Race, Gender and Class in the Building of the Beloved Community,  Peace out Loud… for a change!, and the 2009 Denver Martin Luther King Day parade and march. He has had poems published in Divine Revolutions Magazine and Grafitti-Kolkata. His first collection of poetry A New Beginning is from “please” press.

We wish he would send us an updated bio.
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