Wednesday, September 25, 2019


King of His Universe

He lived in the best Penthouse
in the best city, with the best
view. He only shit in a gold toilet.
He works for himself and has
personal assistants to run his
life, there is no mud on his shoes,
a private chef brings in his meals.
He has a model wife, but he has
not found the perfect woman. He
knows he is good at sex because
he practices on his own. If he needs
an elephant at 3 AM someone
will get him an elephant pronto,
this is the power he wields
and he is king of his universe
even if his queen has not
been crowned.

 --Julene Tripp Weaver

Julene Tripp Weaver is a psychotherapist and writer in Seattle. She has a chapbook and two full size poetry books. Her most recent, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and won the Bisexual Book Award (2017). Her work is widely published in journals and anthologies. Find her online at & @trippweavepoet

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