by Carol Ann Duffy
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this poem?
Some of the sexual references may go over the head of the little ones in the room, but we can't help but discern a lot of sexual metaphors and innuendos in this poem. They're not right there on the surface, but dig just a little deeper and you'll definitely find a PG-13 poem. Maybe you shouldn't read this one to your little brothers and sisters at bedtime.