Today's poem is by Maggie Glover

The boys who learned to fuck from porn movies versus the boys who learned to fuck from their fathers

One side offered, believe or not: daisies. Their orange bow ties and
Monroe piercings made a hundred cities in the grass.

The other side: the knowledge of grasshoppers, how to jump
rope—they wore sneakers that looked like sneakers, slogan pins
like Shy in the Tooth.

the battle raged. After careful thought, I arranged for both teams
to break my heart.

When I told them how, we were all surprised.

Copyright © 2014 Maggie Glover All rights reserved
from How I Went Red
Carnegie Mellon University Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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