Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Why Rentboys & Rain

I was trying to decide which to be the main poem to debut at the next Titillating Tongues, the erotic open mic event where I've become a bit of a regular. My choices were a poem about male prostitutes, or "Ghost In Your Bed".

Well, if you've been keeping up, "Ghost In Your Bed" was my last post here. The reason I was considering it though was because it can easily be related to regardless of one's gender or orientation, and Titillating Tongues is open to all in those regards. However, the more I thought about it, I decided to go with the one about male prostitutes, or the sugar-coated word for them, "escorts". The poem is entitled, "No Joy With A Rentboy".

Why did I choose it? For I seem to be the constant gay male in the Titillating Tongues  line-up. So this is my way of giving those not in the gay community some insight into who and what gay males put on sexual pedestals, such as escorts. Now, whether it makes our community look overall dysfunctional, that's not my problem. For the fact that I'm writing about rentboys and not endorsing them shows there's one gay male with a level of respect for sex higher than what gay (especially nightlife) media endorses. So the crowd will learn, if there's one like myself, then there's likely more among us.

Since about the last 3 poems I've posted have been kicking some fool in the ass in one way or another, I've decided to close my time on the stage with something sweeter. A short poem to show my romantic side entitled, "Body Rain". "Body rain" is a simple term I came up with  a few years ago for my lyrics to describe the sweat produced during sex and lovemaking. So I have now dedicated an entire short poem to the term.

As always at Titillating Tongues, it is an open mic event. So not only can you come to hear me in my allotted 6-minutes, but you can also sign up to do your own thing as well. And by going to the links and purchasing tickets in advance, you will guarantee yourself a spot.

@The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)
158 Bleecker Street
From 7 - 9:30 PM
Cover: $10

I hope to see you there. :-)

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