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
ropethey 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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