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INTIMENGA [1-1--1-1--1-1--1-1--1-1--1-1--1-1--1]

An Intimenga is an 8 stanza linked poem of 15 one-liners, with paragraph breaks between each stanza. The theme for an Intimenga is intimacy to encompass love, lust, sex etc.. It can either be written solo or with up to three partners. The Intimenga was created by ai li on the 5 May 1997.


Copyright ai li 1997



UNDRESSED by ai li
ONE NIGHT STAND with ai li and Alexis K. Rotella





A solo Intimenga by ai li
5 May 1997



he calls me after i've undressed

fingers clean for pleasure


moonlight in my navel

crushing silk with skin


his footsteps outside my room

turning the key with his teeth


smelling him in the dark

cicadas              stopping for us


he takes ny pout

salt on tongue


riding him before the storm

banging shutter        tearing lace


new arrival        barefoot on ash

the bed for two accomodating three


husky voice asking for more





Copyright ai li 1997





An Intimenga between ai li and Alexis K. Rotella
London and Los Gatos, California
5 - 10 May 1997



the one night stand without a condom

a lifetime living with herpes


invisible noose in the bedroom

he goes hunting with his buddies for a week


coming back to an empty house and a note

his handwriting where he calls her a whore


the son any mother would be proud of           hiv positive

still he cruises on Castro Street


a mouth being used              gay poet

for the perfect woman he says he'd go straight


weeding in his leather thong

no ants in HIS pants


the hands under covers              insistent

"this belongs to me" he warns


in the safe           her little black book






Copyright ai li and Alexis K. Rotella 1997


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