1. My father hated him.
2. So his best friend, J.R., picked me up. Shook my daddy’s hand at the door.
    Promised me back by midnight.
3. Daddy thought I was obedient, a good girl.
4. It was hot, even for August.
5. J.R.’s parents were in Vegas, so he loaned us their bedroom.
    5a) They had a king-sized bed.
6. Diana Ross and the Supremes were singing Baby Love.
7. J.R. watched cartoons in the den.
8. Michael’s middle finger furrowed between my thighs.
9. I felt that familiar wetness.
10. Except it wasn’t my finger.
11. I remembered where I was and closed my eyes.
12. He pulled down my panties.
13. Pushed up my skirt.
14. No one had put their lips down there before.
15. No one.
16. It felt delicious.
17. I hoped he liked my scent.
18. There were lilies on the nightstand.
19. “Your hair smells so good,” he mumbled.
20. He was holding his cock while he licked me.
21. I had never come before.
       21a) Not like that.
22. It was then I knew I loved him.
23. He tasted like me.
24. His dick grew too big for my mouth.
25. When he entered me, it didn’t hurt.
26. I thought you were a virgin,” he said.
27. I thought of the dildo that pleasured me in secret.
28. “Horseback riding,” I said.
29. When the rubber broke, he promised he wouldn’t come inside me.
30. He promised.

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ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER is a compulsive writer of erotica, an irreverent photographer, and a lover of all things “bent.” She is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and other heart stab poems, (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (2015), Enter Here (2017) and Junkie Wife (2018), the story of her first, disastrous marriage. Alexis is published in Best American Poetry 2016, Verse Daily, Pirene’s Fountain, Rattle, Plume, Nashville Review, Cleaver, Slipstream, Diode, Hobart/Pulp, concis, decomP, ASKEW, Tinderbox, Vox Populi, Glass, The MacGuffin, Rust + Moth, Anomaly Lit Review, Wide Awake, Poets of Los Angeles and elsewhere. Her poems, short stories and essays have been published in over 40 anthologies. Her photos are published worldwide, including the covers of Nerve Cowboy, Heyday, Witness, Pithead Chapel, and The Chiron Review. Since 2013 Alexis has been nominated for 15 Pushcart Prizes, 1 Best Short Fiction Award, and 4 Best of the Net awards. Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. She lives in on the cliffs of San Pedro, CA with her husband/artistic collaborator, James Fancher. They have a fantastic view. Alexis performs her work all over Southern California and (occasionally) beyond. Check out her website: www.alexisrhonefancher.com , for upcoming gigs and to be put on her mailing list.

4 responses to “How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen”

  1. William Love says:

    1. Nice.
    2. And funny.
    3. And I like the format.

  2. Joanna says:

    He wasn’t Michael Cohen from Baltimore was he?

  3. 1. Thanks, William Love. 1. Thanks. 1a. I appreciate the comments.

  4. Joanna, if you want him to be Michael Cohen from Baltimore, then yes, he is. How did you guess?

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