As We Said, No Promises by Rane Arroyo

Juan Angel is jealous that

I’m sleeping with a new trickster,

 

                      but

 

JA and I will be buried together.

 

Others may join us in

the only matrimonial bed legally allowed us.

Rane Arroyo
Arroyo Headshot 1 (2) (240x300)Rane Arroyo was a gay, Puerto Rican performance artist, playwright and widely published poet born in Chicago (1954). He published over sixteen books and chapbooks; most recently, the University of Arizona Press published his selected poems, “The Buried Sea” (2008). He died unexpectedly in Toledo, Ohio, on May 7, 2010.