who could know

where the feelings came from


compulsion, broken heart,

a fractured life


without reason

a kiss on a friend’s mouth

a hand on pudenda


desires unknown

until that moment

at the bar


when no one was looking

Published by

Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson was founded in 1962. He is a writer, scholar, ironworker, and poet who lives in Kansas City, MO. He is author of two books with the University of Nebraska Press, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009) and Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). Dobson is a work in progress until termination.

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