Jasmine_K

United States

she/her. 16, i write poetry
est. sometime in 2017
currently waiting for wtw's 3rd golden age

Message to Readers

Republished in order to submit.

equinox

April 20, 2021

after girls generation (snsd)

the song says make em
feel the heat so i don’t wait.
i swallow the sun & let it pop
against my cheeks, burn
the tip of my tongue into
yellow. five minutes before
physics class my body melts.
goo sinks from my collarbones,
sticky & glossy. i’ma be
the hottest in this spot. ironic that
here, too, the sunset refuses to
fade, like a pop chorus
that overstays its welcome.
in thousand tasty, the goldfish
dies, forgetting to leave a will. they
flush it down the toilet with a glass
of oj. the toddlers wail, are paid
in soup steam for their troubles.
i pour vinegar over dumpling horizon, 
letting it pucker at fleshy seams. 
sweat it out. oh gee, we make it 
so hot. pray for soft bone & pig ear 
under my breath.

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3 Comments
  • rainandsonder

    "i swallow the sun & let it pop/against my cheeks" "the sunset refuses to/fade, like a pop chorus/that overstays its welcome" your imagery and the almost snappy way you build this piece through description and detail is !! love this!


    17 days ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    gee gee gee gee baby baby baby~

    listening to snsd while reading is absolutely euphoric. the "flavor combination" really is something else <3

    ps. listened to that "youth with you" song you recommended. this is quite late, but i have it bookmarked and it's beautiful!


    19 days ago
  • aalawrites

    What a unique poem! I love it!


    19 days ago