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Tuesday, January 09, 2007


by Carol Elizabeth Owens

“The study found ‘women virtually as likely as men’
to engage in premarital sex, even those born
decades ago.” [ – Wed. 12/20/2006]

as if
it could be done
in the presence of one
couplings have come (as a surprise ?)
now research opens eyes
to acts of girls
and guys

Carol Elizabeth Owens is an attorney and counselor-at-law in Western New York (by way of Long Island and New York City). She enjoys technical and creative writing. Her poetry has been published in several print and virtual publications. Ms. Owens loves the ways in which words work when poetry allows them to come out and play. The poem "bedtime story 101" is written in a form called eintou (which is West African for "pearl," as in "pearls of wisdom").