Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vocabulary Lessons

Middle school locker-rooms bristle with budding testosterone.
The posturing is mostly linguistic.
Boys without arm-pit hair discuss various acts
they’ve only heard referenced on South Park.
These young ones are stretching their new vocabularies:
calling each other quiefs
while the ones who know more than they should
paint impressionist landscapes
on the quiet ones with charlie horses.

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