Poems

Sean Wayman: ‘The Power Dynamics Police’ and ‘We Poets Dream of Reaching the Sublime’

The Power Dynamics Police The presence of power dynamics within sexuality is in no sense the same as the simple consolidation or augmentation of a heterosexist or phallogocentric power regime. —Judith Butler The power dynamics police Are giving us most of their time. They’re finding new species of crime, Our ethically-minded police. The power dynamics police Have got every reprobate’s measure. They’re curbing inequable pleasure, Our just and unbiased police. The power dynamics police Are spilling their lifeblood on Twitter. Such selflessness makes them seem bitter, Our misapprehended police. The power dynamics police Are stamping out microaggressions. They’re ready to…

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