Jack Balas, 2023; THE ACT OF GOD (#2448, 337); Oil & enamel on canvas, 32x48 inches

Al walked into our tent naked one night at scout camp, said "HEY, SHINE YOUR FLASHLIGHT ON MY DICK! I'VE GOT A HARD-ON!" I was just out of sixth grade, Al the seventh, other guys the eighth. I'd never seen boys naked before but here the lifeguards were swimming bare-ass, and now this. He went off into another tent but those guys wouldn't let me in. For days I tried shining a flashlight on my dick, but nothing ever happened.