Which once was Essex, but oh, sex is so much better. Ever since I saw this beautiful headline I have been waiting to use it, saving it up, plotting and planning. And yes, it was just as fun and satisfying as I thought it would be.

But I could not limit myself to just one — it is “storys” after all (Story in this case is a surname, hence the odd pluralization).

So far I have created four stories/poems. I may or may not do more.

Now, for a word about PROCESS.

The following image shows the MODE OF CREATION for the first poem in this little series of Sex Poems. I brought out all my little scraps of language and used them to make this poem, which relies pretty heavily on the repetition of the phrase “should you.”


This seems like a good time for your PROMPT
(which requires a backlog of scraps of words):

  1. Assemble scraps of words & phrases on the table in front of you.
  2. Consider the words.
  3. Find the best way to use these words, and only these words, to make a poem.
  4. Dig into your poet’s toolbox:
    repetition, metaphor, personification, alliteration, and meter are your friends.


Q: Jenniey, what if I don’t have a backlog of words, but I want to try this prompt? What if I don’t want to collage it? What if I prefer pen and ink?

A: Use the dictionary, my dear. Or a thesaurus. Or a cookbook. Or any book.

  1. Flip through a book of your choosing, at random.
  2. Plop your finger down onto a page.
  3. Write the word or phrase you are touching: do not discriminate against any word or phrase!
  4. Do it again and again and again until you have a good list of words and phrases.
  5. Follow above instructions for poeming.