My poem, “Ariadne Invites Dionysius to Kiss Her,” now appears in the poetry anthology, A Constellation of Kisses, ed. Diane Lockwood (West Caldwell, NJ: Terrapin Books, 2019), 21.
ARIADNE INVITES DIONYSIUS TO KISS HER
I know one of the Maenads
gave you a massage today – I am not jealous.
I know you’re eating chocolate cake
that may be better than sex.
Come over here
with that chocolate in your mouth
and let me kiss you, Dionysius –
let’s kiss with our mouths open!