Cal's Poetry


Cal's Reading of Angel Child

After the mid-1980s Cal turned his attention to poetry and photography, usually of male nudes. In collections he titled The Daddy Poems, 10 Poems for Luna Park, and Bootless Cries:Cock Poems for a Rainy Day,his poems,like his plays, are often pornographic. Nevertheless, several were published in Amethyst magazine in 1987 and in Gay Sunshine: A Journal of Gay Liberation in 1982.

These two poems that appeared in Amethyst: A Journal for Lesbian and Gay Men (Spring 1987) are excerpts from Cal’s The Daddy Poems.

Slip it in my mouth sometime for no reason at all

soft and wilted and

the years fall away and

Flesh to Flesh

into a blur of goodness and love

the jewels are presented and

I take your cabochon ruby

between my lips and milk it

for diamonds of love wet night dust

to scald my throat with

warm fold leaf and

shoot rainbows into my tongue

while sunbeams bombard my teeth.

let it find its way to its

hardness

stiffness

rigid bigness

red gulp goodness

 

there in the cockslip

of the OCEAN of my

OCEAN
OCEAN
OCEAN!

OCEAN of my

surging shifting taking

mouth.

the years fall away and

Flesh to Flesh

into a blur of goodness and love

the jewels are presented and

I take your cabochon ruby

between my lips and milk it

for diamonds of love wet night dust

to scald my throat with

warm fold leaf and

shoot rainbows into my tongue

while sunbeams bombard my teeth.