Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Miracles

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Miracles

Article excerpt

In some localities in the far east

where families live on the edge

of permanent hunger, even starvation,

a virgin daughter is an asset

and perhaps the only investment

capital the family has to spend.

Fortunately, men living there,

or within commuting distance,

primarily over age fifty,

believe that sex with a virgin

endows them with miraculous powers.

At least this is what studies reveal;

although the specifics seem murky

in the newspaper accounts published

for general public consumption.

Perhaps the experience is only

a visceral version of that litde

blue pill available in the West

with the support of a comprehensive

Medicare- style Health Plan.

The virgins are never asked

and a doctor is unneeded

if the pimp is available. …

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