… law

after Osho, for Tom after Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake

accidentally saluting the poh-poh
with my lady-hood
not the vaginal kind
i wonder about synchronicity
again
and authority of course?

beecause what if they thoughtfelt
i was being all sinister like
up in here
in my lady-hood on the front porch
when what i was really doing
was accidentally saluting

the poh-poh
their authority
their man-given right
to interfere
the gravest sin
against god’s …