Stephen Yenser

(1941 / Kansas / United States)

Stephen Yenser Poems

1. Hija For Emerson's Birthday 11/13/2014
2. Preserves 11/13/2014
3. Psalm On Sifnos 11/13/2014
4. Petition On Santorini 11/13/2014
5. Poetry 11/13/2014
6. Homecoming At Lammas 11/13/2014
7. A Table Of Greene Fields 11/13/2014
8. Wichita Triptych 11/13/2014
9. Selections From &Quot;Vertumnal&Quot; 1/20/2003
10. Musing 11/13/2014
11. Carnal Knowledge 11/13/2014
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Carnal Knowledge

Now LeRoy on the kill room floor
Was almost larger than life.
Mondays the green fatigues he wore
Had creases sharp as the knife

That was his very bread and butter,
And his face was hand-carved ebony.
For the days the new boy with the stutter
Stayed out of LeRoy's way.

Later that summer he learned to tell
(After LeRoy had his fun)
A skinned pizzle from a skinned tail
And not to grind the one

Into the dogfood mix he'd pour
In boxes, freeze in lots.
He'd scoop up cheeks, sweet and sour
As rotting apricots,

And fill each barrel ...

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