Poems of the Week


by Julia Griffin

“A British woman in a long-term relationship with a 92-year-old German chandelier has been told that her attraction to historic light fittings is not considered to be a protected sexual orientation.”
The Guardian

They say he’s ninety-two and German. Yes:
That’s all a part of his wild sexiness.
I shudder with unique erotic feeling
To watch him sway suspended from the ceiling
With bulbous implants and appended flex:
The radiant embodiment of sex.
And is my light a fixture now of fun
To tabloid trash that claims to be the Sun?
And does the unenlightened law reject
Us photosexuals it should protect?
Undimmed, my love shines forth, for every sneer
A billion watts yet lovelier, O my chandelier!