Is coming out soon: Dating Tips for Conservatives: A New Poetry Primer for a Desperate Age.
The title comes from a line in the poem “V.”
A girl named Bambi
left a heart-shaped box of chocolates
in my locker in sixth grade.
The photo of the nurse and the sailor
on V-J Day by Albert Eisenstaedt,
the woman dressed all in white
and arched like a crescent moon.
Eve Ensler with black bangs,
black dress and bright red lips.
Dating tips for Conservatives:
“Take her to a gun range.
Shooting some rounds with your girlfriend
is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day.”
“If I can’t buy you dinner,
at least let me pay you for sex later.”
Eros with arrows,
again with the shooting.