“The Arousal of Silk Squeezed Through a Keyhole” © Bill Wolak


Her Hair

I am on a different time schedule than my love
but her hair is still in this book, in the carpet
it gets stuck in my pen, in my pussy
like the cat’s hair, there, it’s everywhere
she’s everywhere but not next to me now
we are on different sleeping schedules
sex too, sex shouldn’t be time but it is
I get pissed when she doesn’t
put her clothes away or hear what I say
but here is where I stay
here, is where I stay


Tate (she/her): “My art includes topics such as sex work, addiction, queer love/life, and more. I currently live in various Airbnbs across the country filling my days with solitude because I guess we are supposed to live alone and know ourselves at some point.

Bill Wolak has just published his eighteenth book of poetry entitled All the Wind’s Unfinished Kisses with Ekstasis Editions. His collages and photographs have appeared recently in the 2020 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the 2020 Dirty Show in Detroit, the 2019 Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, the 2018 Montreal Erotic Art Festival, and Naked in New Hope 2018.