Marisa Glover | poetry | You Are the Best Sex You Will Ever Have

You Are the Best Sex You Will Ever Have 

One day you will remember him
the way you remember the plot
of certain movies—almost sure
you’ve already seen it, but not sure
enough to say how the story goes.
You’ll think of him in the early dark 
before morning, or in the final hours 
of autumn before the cold winter falls.

And when your husband has already 
left for work, you will return
to him, the first boy you loved,
find him in the soft blush of rising,
half lost in last night’s dream, half
aroused by sun’s first light. You will 
imagine what might have been, 
the way it could have happened or would
have happened or should have happened. 
This is how memory works. 

Time unravels. It’s your fingers that count 
climax after climax after climax after
climax as the clock ticks toward noon. 
It’s not birdsong that has you humming 
over the stove at dinner. But it’s no man
either. So tell the specters that come 
in dreams, the distant echoes at dawn, 
it’s your body you are touching. This sweat, 
this love, is of your own making. 

Beeper Peddle is a writer and healer living on the East Coast. She lives with her partner and their beloved soul puppy. Beeper writes about sorrows, lies, and deep loves. When you read her work, you will dip down into her heart and end up in all manner of body parts. Should you find yourself reflected in these words, it is merely coincidence; however, it does not surprise her you share the same heart. Find her at and @beeperpeddle on Twitter and Instagram

Marissa Glover (she/her) lives in Florida, where she spends her time sweating and swatting bugs. Her work has been published in The Lascaux Review, Rattle, and many wonderful journals. Marissa’s poetry collection, Let Go of the Hands You Hold, was released by Mercer University Press in 2021. Box Office Gospel will be published by Mercer in 2023. Follow on Twitter and Instagram at _MarissaGlover_.