"No Sex in the Bedroom" by Ryan Quinn Flanagan

There is no sex in the bedroom.

There is a pillow and even a couple 

blankets, but no sex. There are

balled up socks and stinky work clothes

and an alarm clock you turn towards the wall

and avoid.

And a clean laundry pile that gets smaller

and a dirty laundry pile that gets 


and many cat toys strewn 


And a carpet and heavy brown curtains 

and a pair of slippers,

but no sex.


Hardly the playboy mansion,

but I like it just fine.


A laser pointer racing across the ceiling

whenever I can’t sleep.