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Issue 12: March 2022
Poem: 96 words
By Alexis Rhone Fancher

Ode to My Husband’s Perfect French

How his words lilt over mon visage, 
butterfly kisses, beginning with les yeux, 
le nez, la bouche; where he lingers, 

tongue (la langue) deep down la gorge. 
One ripe breast in each hand, 
he licks, suckles. Then journeys down, 

caresses each hip (la hanche), 
les cuisses, les genoux, each slim cheville, 
then makes his way back to my centre. 

Sometimes he murmurs in French, 
Ma chére amie! Que je t’aime! 
Then he reaches down between my legs, 

wiggles three fingers in the air. 
Un. Deux. Twat! He laughs, and begins. 



Alexis Rhone Fancher
Issue 12, March 2022

is the author of six books of poetry and photography: EROTIC: New & Selected (NYQ Books, 2021); Junkie Wife (Moon Tide Press, 2018); How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and other heart-stab poems (Sybaritic Press, 2014); and three books published by KYSO Flash Press: State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies (2015) and its companion chapbook, The Dead Kid Poems (2019); and Enter Here (2017), a full-length collection of photographs and erotic poems.

Rhone Fancher’s writing has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and appears in more than 100 literary magazines, journals, and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2016, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, Rattle, Hobart, Verse Daily, Plume, The MacGuffin, Slipstream, Cleaver Magazine, Diode, Tinderbox, Nashville Review, Poetry East, Fjords Review, Rust + Moth, Pirene’s Fountain, Askew, KYSO Flash, and The American Journal of Poetry.

Her photographs have been published worldwide, including spreads in Diaphanous, KYSO Flash, The Lummox, Serving House Journal, River Styx, and Rogue Agent, and on the covers of Chiron Review, Heyday Magazine, Nerve Cowboy, Pithead Chapel, The Mas Tequila Review, Witness and two KYSO Flash anthologies (2015, and the 2018 volume, Accidents of Light).

A lifelong Angeleno, Alexis is poetry editor of Cultural Daily. From the S-curves of Topanga and the sprawling beaches of the Westside, to the stunning views of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) from her previous loft studio, her beloved city can be construed as another character in her work. She and her husband now live on the cliffs of San Pedro, a sleepy beach community 20 miles from their former digs in DTLA. They still have an extraordinary view.



alexis [at] lapoetrix [dot] com

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Ode to My Husband’s Heart, erotic poem in MacQ (Issue 11, January 2022)

Double-Timed at the Nickel Diner, erotic micro-fiction in MacQ (Issue 5, October 2020)

Erotic works by Alexis Rhone Fancher in KYSO Flash:

Lola the Human Vagina at UC Medical School (Issue 12, Summer 2019)

Why I Almost Forgave You (Perché ti ho quasi perdonato) (Issue 8, August 2017)

I Prefer Pussy (Issue 6, Fall 2016);
the poet reads this poem on YouTube (Moon Tide Press, 13 March 2020).

Morning Wood (Issue 2, Winter 2015)

Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera, flash fiction (Issue 2, Winter 2015)

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