My Sexual Proclivities
by alex kannis
I can only engage in
while my wife is dressed in authentic American Civil War attire.
She must refer to me only as
“John Carter-Smith the Third”
during the act.
I have grown this beard especially for our sessions.
It is of authentic length and styling.
I stroke my chin
I own a large collection of authentic American Civil War-era weaponry
each, in turn, discharged
Alex Kannis is a writer, designer, and organises the bimonthly spoken word event Ships in the Night.