Poetry

3:40 AM

This is how I want your lips. I want them blackstrap molasses Thick. And when I kiss you, I want to taste the six train

Poem by Kyle Kaplan - kkaplan@smith.edu doodle ©Luigi Scarcella

Doodle ©Luigi Scarcella

This is how I want your lips.
I want them blackstrap molasses
Thick.
And when I kiss you,
I want to taste the six train bogs
where you
Listened to men
Play music on paint cans,
And sing songs in broken Portuguese.
I will not give you fennel or columbine,
Or the violets that, “withered all when my
Father died.” I will press your face between
The pages of star and rum,
And underneath your name will read:
“This is what it means to be a water stain
A shadow without a body.”

One Response to “3:40 AM”

  1. Vinicius says:

    i thinks that this art work is like a abrtcast type painting, the techniques that the painter used was, the collisions of the colors, the colors that he/she put was in a way i think is very good, because the colors are attacking each other. the elements and principals that the painter used are, line,shape,form,unity,space. i think these are the ones because the painter showed all these things and as well making it obvious. i think this was a great piece because the colors makes me feel good in a way, its really good to look at. Some thing to improve on is to lessen the green because it looks like that the green is dominant, but i would rather like it if all the colors are even.