after Katie Acheson
He appeared very pale like a lemon,
when he told me let’s dance together.
I gave him a pair of woolen socks;
told him he couldn’t dance
with bare feet, but he insisted on
dancing together just for some minutes.
So I took the pair of socks back
and we made a bitter lemonade.
Cleo & Petra
Two beetles poised on the wall
beetling from one corner to another.
Of the order Coleoptera, they were
biting the wall’s flesh, searching
for that aesthetic appeal of Cleopatra—
a parody of beauty on the wall.
Cleo & Petra were standing for hours
waiting for beauty to gush from