Poetry Sunday

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I miss the team we used to be —
our mutual
usership
hanging like a contract
between. Clinging
to one another
for dear life;

I miss the lazy nights —
soaked in
vodka-whys and tequila-ifs.
Exchanging
conversations with ourselves,
together;

I miss pushing your limits —
with my abstract absurdity
and even sometimes
I miss
your attempts to
fit me
into one of the many
boxes
cluttering your mind;

I miss getting lost in myself —
in you,
and the feeling
of you
finding slivers of yourself
in me. …


She used me for my fishin’ spots…

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Sex & Satire: Thanks so much for speaking with Sex & Satire today. So, tell us about your Tinder profile?

Fishy Man: Happy to be here! I think I have a pretty typical profile. It’s even got words! Says: “I love my truck, bud is my best friend, and fishin’ is life!”

S&S: And what photos do you have?

FM: One’s with my truck, one’s with a beer, and one’s kissin’ a fish!

S&S: Kissing huh? That’s… extreme…

FM: Oh yeah, got to thank her for her service, you know? And gotta show the ladies I’m a thankful man. *winks*

S&S: Right. …


An interview on lust and love

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Sex & Satire: Let’s start with the question we’re all thinking, did you accidentally swipe right? Or maybe you were drunk? Or exceptionally high?

Fishy Woman: Oh no, it was completely intentional! All these men with fish really get me hot.

S&S: Really? Fish? Not puppies or fancy sports cars or maybe attractive faces?

F.W: Sure, puppies and sports cars are nice. But they don’t tell me you can PROVIDE. I like a man who knows how to put food on the table.

S&S: Oh. So do you have a preference for fish?

F.W: Redfish, bluefish, sea fish, green fish. …


Learning to embrace a life of grand leaps

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[Call for submissions — when was the last time you took a leap?]

The last four years have taken me across 4 continents and through 24 countries. I’m on a journey to find my forever home; it just hasn’t revealed itself yet.*

I don’t remember the last time I ignored my heart. You see, the thing about solo-travel is you don’t answer to anyone but yourself.

For the most part, there’s no boss to please. No family to consider. No time restrictions. And definitely no weighty inhibitions.

It’s a life of very little compromise. (color me selfish.)

Even when compromise is necessary, the choice is completely in your hands. Whatever you choose, your decision is an act of radical autonomy. …


CDC DISEASE OF THE WEEK

Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant

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When a pregnant person consumes alcohol, it passes through the umbilical cord. This then affects the development of the fetus.

According to the CDC:

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.

Past education efforts have focused on the dangers of consuming alcohol while pregnant. Despite this, the CDC approximates 1 in 20 American children have FADS.

A 2019 report even found that about 1 in 9 pregnant women consumed an alcoholic beverage in the previous 30 days. And in 2010, FASDs were estimated to cost the US $5.5 …

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r.j. quirk

Just a lost 20-something, floating through the possibilities. Becoming the person I've always wanted to be. She/they.

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