“Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn” –Garrison Keillor


I have had the privilege of sampling a few varieties

of corn in my lifetime.

White corn has

tender kernels—

consistent, succulent

crunch in every bite.


Yellow corn is gentle

on the palate

and can balance

almost any spice.


You’re more like maize—

The gush of flavor in each mouthful

is well-worth the extra time required

to prepare you properly.


So when I repeatedly take you out

to Big Nates BBQ on Friday nights,

I hope you are flattered,


but know that

I’m also in it

for the corn.


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