Family Poem Sex Poem

Alice Hall

moved the plant from the window today & realized
I don’t understand
what growth from indirect light means and
I hate a straight woman reading a poem about her husband

the power company knocked out the lights so many times
we never put the candles away in that apartment
I wish
I could write a poem about my husband
which I definitely have
does the world need husbands
poems about husbands
poems about dogs and families and dog yeast infections
which they have

a train fights for sound &
listen, here I go:
here’s my poem:
I used to jerk off to textbook descriptions
of flower pollination
the words stamen and anther
still make my legs
gap a little