Saturday, July 20, 2013

What's After Twinks

WHAT'S AFTER TWINKS? 


"Now I hear "twink" everywhere"
Thomas Rogers, "What Comes After 
The Twink?" Awl, July 11th, 2013 
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TWINKS HATE ME
TWINKS I’VE KNOWN
TWINK SEX
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TWINKS HATE ME

“I don’t think I’d like it 
if people liked me, I’d 
think that something 
had gone wrong.”
—James Purdy
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I’ve known lots of twinks—
damaged young innocents, 
lurkers and isolatoes

I get a queasy stomach—
and so do they probably
when I proposition them
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Twinks sense that there’s
something wrong with me
rarely there’s anything right

My faggy tacky universe is—
pretty much rather grotesque
it’s easy to read my beads
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My immense meaty body—
my receding chin & large pores
my dentures I have to take out

There’s this faint smell that—
emanates from me like a stench
wafting from an uncovered cistern

TWINKS I’VE KNOWN

“Think of James Purdy as
a 10-pound box of poison 
chocolates you keep beside 
your bed, fairy tales for your 
twisted mind that should never 
be described to the innocent.”
—John Waters
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I’ve known a lot of rather—
poisoned chocolates with
creamy caramel cum inside

Despite GREAT EXPECTATIONS—
not all of them have been like
Miss Havisham’s sweet little Pip 
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Their mock-Dickensian names—
Parkhearst Cratty, Fenton Riddleway, 
Bewick Freeth, Quentin Yoxtheimer

But I’m not a normal man anyway—
and beggars can’t be choosey these
days when the twinks are all wired
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They’ve got cellphones up their—
assholes and they tweek & text all
the time, even during blowjobs

Gay boyz no longer lisp or sew—
bake or have womanly voices or
do anything except yackity-yak

TWINK SEX

“Purdy’s stories are relentless, 
in terms of their commitment 
to exploring alienation.”
—Dwight Garner, Complete 
Short Stories of James Purdy
NYTimes July 18, 2013
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Homosexual sex is evoked—
in nightmare terms, in imagery 
that makes you wanna puke

“His eyes rolled like those—
of a man being drawn unwillingly 
into some kind of suction machine” 
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“Cum suddenly poured out—
of his penis in great copiousness 
more than any twink I’d ever known”

These scenes go on like something—
out of H. P. Lovecraft, forcing you to 
laugh aloud, or simply say Enough!!!
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"He inserted his membrum virile—
quickly into my mouth, covering my
face with his flowing spermatozoa!!” 

Penises & persistence are reminders—
of the tenacity of gay literary talent &
its sense of creepy second-rateness 



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