Frank Poems: SEXTET

The Guardian, 17 August 2017: "Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far from Over review – spine-tingling jazz for heart, head and feet"

It’s commonly said
That men think about sex
Every seven seconds,

But that isn’t correct:
Research suggests
That in actual fact

It’s simply a misconception.
In reality, males
Aged eighteen to twenty-five

Think about sex
Nineteen times
On average per day

Compared with eighteen
About food, and eleven
About sleep.

(I myself,

Only think about sex
When composing sextets –
I’m seventy-six.)

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925


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