Why?: A Letter to My Lover

Sheena M. King

in Interrupted Life

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780520252493
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944565 | DOI:
Why?: A Letter to My Lover

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In this chapter about homosexuality and same-sex relationships, the author shares her innermost feelings for a fellow prisoner named Charlotte. She asks why they had to meet and fall deeply, madly and ridiculously in love, in prison; when they had shared their minds, hearts, hopes, dreams, and desires and decided they were best friends, why they enhanced it by exploring each other's bodies and merging their souls; why they could not deny mutual attraction; why they had to make love in closets, bathroom stalls, in secret rooms, in showers and over toilets, with quick touches in corners; why they jumped off the cliff and gladly fell into the abyss of love when they would have to separate; or why the pain does not stop.

Keywords: homosexuality; same-sex relationship; prisoner; love; mutual attraction

Chapter.  693 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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