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A Poem by Timothy Liu

Fucking Ass in the 19TH Century

or doing it with a sheep could land you
in jail.

A penis was required to get you
 on the books. Girl and girl was beyond

unspeakable. Legally, it didn't exist.

Debates ensued: was penetration enough or did one have to come? Didn't matter

if it was man on man or woman or child 

but the hole you found yourself stuck in 
and whether or not someone would

report it. No mention of gay, straight or bi

in any of the books. Looking back, the laws
 seemed fairly clear: a white man fucking

a black woman was fine as long as [...]