To learn more about Karyna McGlynn visit her┬ápage on the Poetry Foundation’s website
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This poem comes from Karyna McGlynn’s book Hothouse.

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To hear a version of “Playmate, Come out and Play with Me,” click here.

Below is Marianne Moore as colonial super hero.

And for people like Max who do not know what an oleander looks like, here it is: