THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT


Two Poems

by Alana Baer

Illustration by Alana Baer

published September 21, 2019


Cathy

I hate

missing sock

mistake I hate

rat

raisin

fluorescent forget

and death and

a plastic clothing hanger

wet paper crowded flip flops

with heels

carbohydrated turquoise trip

I hate Jimmy Fallon and jeggings and sporks

messy messy hurt

humid handshake

hurt

I hate dumb

and sticky smell

arts crafts promised

plaster

in wifi

I hate sand in food the number three

Cathy I hate you

knot never loathing loading liquorice

I

hate math

moth

meth

broken zipper

wait and

laminate a lie

I hate lost

 

kumquat

I love button

billow baby

banana bad water

luck

in lavender and

kumquat in footsteps

pretty like

corduroy cuffed

calling out

I love half I love

celadon spoonful of sigh

only in the winter

click clack

sail stomp

leather luck lust —

I love wait I love throb I love nail beds I love

nails and beds

wrinkles in beds

books butters ballets

in beds

and almost

in half

and half

dim light dim

I love whatever comes to mind the fucking smell of ugly ugly things cannot I love I love

and