as kids we used to wait till the parents were asleep
huddle in a circle
and all begin jerking off together.
one person racing the other
eyes transfixed, almost possessed
all watching the same bad softcore porn
late night cable television
something with sex in outer space
we used to shield ourselves with pillows from the couch
we used to pretend to cum into those same pillows
we were too young
we were pulling at dead string
we were pretending like we did when we were kids
we're still kids
just trading cops and robbers for pimps and tricks
things were simpler before the internet.