Porn


On the screen are a man and a woman. They are watching tv,
a program about the 1965 World’s Fair and the animatronic
president at the Illinois pavilion. They become distracted
by bodies: having them, and each other. They begin to undress.
Silk sleeve. An arm wants to be bare, and then it is. His shirt, her
shoulder, pants, pants. A shoe drops to the floor. One face
is on the other’s face, then it is somewhere else. Her hand
puts his body into hers. Their eyes close. And still the blue hum
of the tv to wash them. And still the sound of it, heard behind
the groans and gasps –

– Jay deshpande –

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