Old People Sex, a poem by Shamus MacDuff

Old People Sex

(with apologies to T.S. Eliot)

by Shamus MacDuff


It starts with talk—a conversation—
At which we set a date for play
Often a day or two away.


Time passes, anticipation simmers,
Thoughts unfold, excitement builds,
And then the chosen time arrives!


Showers happen, nothing’s rushed.
Sheets are pulled back, lube’s at hand,
And sex toys to match our ken.


We begin with talk—a loving flirtation—
Back and forth about who’ll go first,
Taking turns is very sexy!


The receiver makes requests; the giver
Complies gladly. Our “joint undertaking”
May require repositioned stiff knees.


Kissing, touching, then more kissing,
And more touching, all slow and easy,
No hurried strokes, no rush.


Responsive desire fires mutual pleasure,
Slow, gentle, sensuous, and exhilarating,
Spiced with smiles and laughter.


Activities vary, we experiment as we play.
PIV seldom happens; other ways
Prove more pleasurable and fun.


We finish with orgasms, hugs, spooning,
And more conversation—sharing thoughts about
Our past and present lives.


And this is how our date ends, this is how our date ends
This is how our date ends,
Not with a bang, but a cuddle.


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  1. Amy on October 3, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Wonderful poem!
    Embarrassed that I don’t know… what is the T.S. Eliot reference a reference to?

    • tripichick on December 18, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      are we channeling Prufrock?

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      So grateful that I married a mentulate Mensan.

  2. Mark on August 7, 2020 at 3:36 am

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Dave 81 on August 6, 2020 at 2:57 am

    Spot on….Pretty well the ideal for us ‘ older folks ‘.

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