I spend hours on the couch
thinking over
how to initiate.

Maybe I'll lie on the bed,
naked, and surprise
you with my body.

Maybe I'll pounce
on you and crash
my lips into yours.

I stand by the bedroom,
hands in my pockets,
“So ... do you want to do something?”


Steph Keahey is a biromantic asexual from the Pacific Northwest. She spends her time writing to instrumental music, a cup of lemon tea close at hand. Her interests include: hiking through the mountains, playing video games, and attempting to befriend every animal she encounters. Her work has been published on ThurstonTalk.com.