Modern Forms of Corn
By Christopher J. Bradley

When I was a baby
I ate cold corn from a can
one kernal at a time.
The can was aluminum.

Now that I am older
I find it cooked from a frozen bag
with a pot of chinese noodles
as I sit at a table.

Somehow I know
That I am modern
That the forms of corn that I know
rarely come straight from the husk.

Someday a stalk might grow
on the land where my family lives.
Until then I will enjoy
the corn that finds its way to me.