Sex and TV with Aunt Miriam - 1945
Part 2 of Sex and TV with Aunt Miriam can be seen
in issue #10.
"Always wash your hands after you've played in the backyard with those leaves and things before touching yourself," said my aunt, beginning our affair with this public service announcement.
Luminous brown-eyed Miriam abuzz with heat,
I'm a pleaser. But... what was it she wanted me to do?
A sixth grader, I'd been held back a year at school. "He tries hard, and he's smart about some things, but..." Anyway, I was right in there for a while with the slow learners.
Four thousand feet down in a North of England coal mine,
Holding me with one hand,
She finished by drawing some arrows and a bull's eye on her own body.
What was it like? It was like television, "informative and
The diagrams and the lettering helped.
"All art aspires to the state of music." That's true. I know that. And even at thirteen I loved Gershwin ("Rhapsody in Blue"), but I knew real music when I heard it. "O fuck me, fuck me." And that's what I went for. That's what I learned at thirteen. And that's what I'm grateful for.
O Miriam, say it again. Tell me where you want it. Draw me a
How many times have I been told, "Eddie, you don't know your ass from a hole in the ground"? More times than there are stars in the sky. And I hold my head high. At least I know where, O Aunt Miriam, O Miriam, to look for my dick.