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Dangerous Astronomy

Dangerous Astronomy

  

by Sherman Alexie

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this poem?

G

Even though the speaker mentions his wife's breast, there's nothing steamy going on here at all. He's simply watching his wife breastfeed their son in the dark, and although it gets him a bit jealous, the imagery seems to be more about emotional comfort rather than sexual appetite.

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