Gay Love Poem

Author: Duane Simolke
Book: Selected Poems

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The gay love poem "Home," from Duane Simolke's collections Selected Poems and Holding Me Together. Images and words used by permission.


by Duane Simolke

When I lie beside him,
His knee presses
Against the underside
Of my knee,
His hand presses
Against my chest,
As if holding me together.
If I wake,
And he isn’t beside me,
I’ll curl up
Like a frightened child,
Lost in the dark,
Afraid to move.
If I wake,
And he isn’t beside me,
The thickest blanket
Won’t keep me warm
But I wake,
And fin…more


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