An excerpt from: Pygmalion Revisited Commission

Sia con me, Signore, quando sono nella difficoltà, è con me Signore, io pregano. Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble. Be with me Lord, I pray. The sculptor crossed himself and stood. Nel nome del Padre, e del Figlio e dello Spirito Santo. Amen. (In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.) As he genuflected, he looked up into the downcast eyes of the suffering Lord. La Passione. $30,000. That’s what the monastery paid him to create the monstrosity they kneel before every sunrise and sunset. The crucifix. A man/god nailed brutally to a tree. Strung up and left to die. Baking in the sun as his lungs collapse from the inertia and he chokes on his own blood. Perdoni loro il padre, conoscono non che cosa. Forgive them Father; they know not what they do.

An excerpt from: Numbers 5

In the basement we were playing.
At the farmhouse
A Coors Light Girl and Tom Cruise from Cocktail watched us
From posters on the wall.
Playing school. Naked, naturally.
He kissed me and I kissed him back. That’s what boys and girls did.
But who was I in this equation?

An excerpt from: Narcissus

Three attractive guys, JAMES, ELLIOT, and BROCK enter the bathroom. James lights a cigarette as the other two go to the urinals to take a piss.

JAMES There’s no way she’s not putting out.