This haiku from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) presents a different aspect of the author's personality, assuming that there is a grain of autobiographical truth in these lines. Much of his mature poetry is written from a boldly romantic stance, often accompanied by the suggestive swagger of an experienced seducer.
But in "Grammar-School Vixen", the speaker is the quarry, and seeks to elude the attentions of a young would-be paramour. As a poem of childhood, it perfectly captures the confusing reality of the pre-pubescent male.
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