Our pale naked chests caught the moonlight. We were primitive mammals, drinking from her pool. Unsentimental, there were no aftermaths to consider, no consequences to chasten our arousals. Freely belligerent, we scraped the raw off mountains and ran roughshod over untidy hearts. We did not care. We were boys.

We cured ourselves with thought and shame, and retreated from Pan’s doom. But not all; some joined his legion and drink still from the pool, naked boys in aged skin.


33 thoughts on “Boys

  1. Ocean Bream February 19, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Wow, Diana shared this and this is how I found it. Such a compelling little piece!

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  2. Erik February 19, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I agree with Diana (and, in fact, hopped here from her reblogging of this).

    Is this an excerpt from a longer work, Steven, or a stand-alone piece?

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    • Steven Baird February 19, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you, Erik. It is in fact a little something from a longer work. Thanks so much for reading. 🙂

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  3. Think. Write. Inspire. February 23, 2017 / 12:02 am

    So creative… always paint a picture!

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  4. patriciaruthsusan February 28, 2017 / 8:16 am

    Great descriptions, Steven. Unless I’m mistaken, this is a poetic way of saying some people never grow up just older. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • Steven Baird February 28, 2017 / 11:58 am

      Thank you, Suzanne. That’s what I was saying. 🙂


  5. March 7, 2017 / 2:02 am

    So cool!!! I really love this…and I agree, naked boys in aged skin was brilliant Steven. Truly 🙂 So… Where are you these days? I looked for recent posts on WP and didn’t see any. Have I been away that long??? Lol.

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    • Steven Baird March 15, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thanks, Trish! I’ve been off the grid for awhile, trying to sort through some personal things. No doubt I’ll get back to it soon and catch up with everything soon. 🙂

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      • March 18, 2017 / 3:21 pm

        Nice to hear from you! Thanks for the response Steven. I was actually a little worried about you – so get back on the grid! Lol. Take care of you first, always. Love and light 😉

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      • Steven Baird March 18, 2017 / 4:05 pm

        I’m working on it. 🙂 Sorting through my huge backlog of emails now. It’s been a rough few weeks, but I think I’m about ready to get back into action.Thanks for the lift. 🙂

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      • March 18, 2017 / 4:16 pm

        Anytime sweetie! You have no idea how many times you’ve done it for me 😉 Talk soon!

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  6. itnoworky March 11, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    This is great! I just watched ‘The mask we live in’ which explores masculinity. If you haven’t already, perhaps check it out!

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