1. i read baby babe when i took the 3 children i au pair for to soccer/football one evening

    sat on this wooden bench thing in a brightly lit gymnasium

    balls kept flying past me and sometimes hitting me

    once a ball hit the book right out of my hands and landed half a metre away from me and now it is kind of bent

    i felt embarrassed when that happened and looked at one of the other mums and said ‘uh ok’ and she laughed

    kept looking up from my book and looking at one of the coach’s powerful thigh muscles, unsure if i found it attractive or not, possibly not, sexy sport guys..

    took me a while to read because the kids kept wanting me to watch them play, and i felt bad about kind of ignoring them, but you know

    i noticed how whenever tom missed a goal, he would get upset and zac, from the other side of the gym, would yell to him that is was okay and that he was doing well

    that kind of made my heart swell up with love

    i liked:

    "some people think
    they’re so funny
    shit
    i’m just like whatever
    when i walk around”

    "i want my poems to be clouds

    and whenever balloons escape a child’s hand
    i want to be able to push them back
    to where they belong”

    "i lick things and pretend
    everything is fine”

    during the break JJ sat on my knee and drank water and then got off and hugged me and then hugged me again

    sometimes i would be reading a poem but thinking about you
    so i would have to read the poem again
    that kept happening

    felt emotional at a few points, thought i was crying a lil
    i might just be hormonal (?)

    somehow i got chocolate all over the spine of it

    kept hoping the people sitting near me did not see key words like ‘cunt’ or ‘dick’ or ‘semen’

    this book made me think a lot about penises, but not in a sexy way

    idk how often i legitimately think about penises in a sexy way, are we meant to

    i liked that ana seems to have a very particular and consistent style

    i can imagine her writing these poems while sucking on a lollipop

    i liked this book

     
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    this is a great review and penises are weird things
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