The Doctor’s Tongue

My sexual miseducation took place in California.

It often happened at school.

I was twelve years old and gluing paper to paper. Collaging.

A classmate said that she’d met her boyfriend at the mall.

They had sex in the stairwell. Several times

The boyfriend was very mature. Seventeen.

My classmate said that she was scared of getting pregnant. Her boyfriend didn’t like the feel of condoms.

I hate when people use words I don’t know, and I didn’t know what condom meant.