A controversial poem I wrote a while back

My recent comment on this poem: “There is no point in calling for an earthier, more real poetry, and then objecting when it appears. I wrote this several years ago, and it expresses my feelings at the time. It is an expression of married passion from the perspective of a man.”

The priest gave her
to me, “pretty as a picture”.
I took her home and carried her
through my front door.
I have hung her on
this nail, again and again.
I cannot decide what position
our love looks best in.

(Julian O’Dea)

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