Teacher by Ian Seed


Years later I come across

the woman I lost


my virginity to. She asks me

to lift up her dress


there and then,

to go down on her


on the grass verge

of the busy road,


the one I used to walk down

when I missed the school bus


which seemed to happen

more and more often


the more she wanted

me to do it.


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Ian Seed’s latest collections are The Underground Cabaret (Shearsman, 2020) and

Operations of Water (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press). I Remember was published by Red Ceilings in May 2021.