Sex, Kink, and the Erotic: Two Poems by Liza Sparks

He’s into Polyamory so he can Fuck a lot of Women

Mythic man. The fantasy. The chivalrous
knight at the round table. Now 
he’s a feminist. He’s into polyamory. 
Free sex. No labels. He’s past all that.
Just bodies. Isn’t it all so human?
No strings attached—he’s not Pinocchio,
he’s a real (fuck) boy. 

Eve Is Her Own Motherfucking Garden

She is applying red lipstick, it is called “tempted.” She is expanding. She is pushing 
up against the universe with her shoulder pads, sequins, and neon luminescence. 
She wears the sharpest cone-shaped bra on the market. She is horned and horny. She is all cleavage. She wears disco platforms and the highest high heels. She does not fall. 
She learns to run in them. She goes to JEZEBELS and gets a full back tattoo—
angel wings; she pierces her nose, her tongue, her clit, and her nipples. 

She spits on the ground, on God’s creation & her spit is also God’s creation. 
She wears a silk slip, ironically. It is see through, so everyone can worship 
the perfectly shaped peach of her ass (even God takes a peek—what a pervert)! 

Delilah buzzes her hair, gives her an undercut and says, 
“This’ll make you stronger, hijta. When they come for you,” 
Delilah knows all the spells.  

She knows that to choose is divine—she flips through the clothes at the Goodwill 
and rescues a bright red jumpsuit the color of a cherry, a pomegranate, a tomato. 
She chews and blows pink bubble gum. She shops online for a strap-on and a dildo. 
She curls her eyelashes and applies neon orange eye shadow with the tip of her index finger. Does it clash?
So what, she doesn’t care. This is her life. 
She wears the biggest gold hoops she can find. 

About Liza Sparks

Liza Sparks (she/her) is a writer, poet, and creative. She is a brown-multiracial-queer-woman living and working in Colorado. Her work has appeared with The WinnowGhost City Review, Bozalta Collective, Cosmonauts Avenue, and many others; and is forthcoming with Split This Rock’s social justice database—The Quarry, and will be included in Nonwhite and Woman Anthology published by Woodhall Press in 2022. Her debut short story collection, All of the Ghosts in the Room, will be published by Trouble Department in fall 2022. She is a poetry reader for The Chestnut Review. You can read more of Liza’s work at lizasparks.com, IG @sparksliza534, or TW @lizathepoet.