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Markéd

 

This week’s mantra: market yourself.

Belong to a social circle of gay men.

Your i’s should make love with other i’s.

Not “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”

from Jesus Christ Superstar but “I o o o o oe i”

from eu i ea.  In a bar, from afar, if you see 1, smile,

tilt your head back, make him feel safe.

Learn to like brunch. Be a man, your

Dad said a bunch. Now you can be much more

than just a man, you can be a Wonder

bunned Manwich on a blue plastic plate.

Be firm. Stop playing with your bracelets.

No wonder you’re. Speakup.

Stop being fat and sweet like a Fasnacht.

You are your mystery, you are my product.




Jeffery Berg