Literature Lynne Sargent Poetry

Pointed Needs

Lynne Sargent


I grind your cum
into the corner of the mattress

before sealing my whole
sodden thing with my underwear.

Grind because my body remembers
yours beneath it. It is still primed
for pleasure.

Cum because it is the orgasmic
that is of importance. Not reproduction,
not shame.

Into the mattress because I do not wish to clean
you away, remake my pussy,
or purge it,

because you are supposed to be dripping
like a secret, but instead I will absorb you
into my skin, sleep in you
surrounded by you,

you will stay a part
of me.


Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and PhD student currently studying at the University of Waterloo. She has been published in venues such as Strange Horizons, Wild Musette, and Twisted Moon magazine, among others. She was a 2018 Rhysling Award Nominee and 2018 Aurora Award Nominee. If you want to find out more, reach out to her on Twitter @SamLynneS.