Date of Creation
Warm and thick like honey,
Melts over everything:
The port, the parasailers, the topless woman sunbathing.
I have befriended the lifeguard,
Whose laughter is abundant like pomegranate seeds.
He wears a red speedo and his curly hair reminds me of pasta. [excerpt]
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Cohen, Mirabelle R., "Riptide" (2020). Student Publications. 782.
Written for ENG 305: Free Verse & Form in Poetry.