“Pineapple” by Rebecca Foust (Poetry ’10)

Poetry alumn Rebecca Foust was recently featured in Narrative. Read an excerpt of “Pineapple” below:


Whoever said sex sucks after fifty-five
was definitely younger than fifty-five
& probably younger than,
like, thirty. I like it so much better now
slow & slow & slow & slow,
the way we have to go
so we don’t throw out our backs.
Maybe the lights are better now
turned down low, maybe getting there
takes longer, but I like
the butterfly eyelash kiss
brushed everywhere, especially there.
I like the almost-touch that sees, has eyes,
that tastes & has a mouth,
& I like a mouth.

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