Saturday, 6 January 2018

All About Sex

by Jane Yolen

So the corn husk is the chastity belt
of the popcorn crowd
and those silken gold hairs
(like Trump on a good day)
poke through the top whistling
“Hey sailor, new in town?”
It’s an invitation to any passing pollen.
I wish my mother many years ago
had added that possibility
to the birds and bees lecture,
though I still would have chosen
the fish method for its cleanliness
and simplicity.

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Jane Yolen, author of 360+ books (actual number) including 8 books of adult poetry. Much of her work is for young readers, but she has a number of novels, essay collections, and pedagogical books for adult as well.

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