We Sleep the Same, Kate Drakulic
What magic there was in eating your green beans
that made you grow through the night as you slept
sweet and curled into dark like cocoons—
I am in love with that trickery, love is not
love but trickery, whomever is willing
to be coaxed toward light
with their pomegranate hearts,
jewels sparkling in the sun,
scar tissue walls all juice in tact ::
only tasted when broken.
The fact of the matter is fruit bruises,
and I am not looking for anything more
but to stop feeling bored and to find
ways to let a sweet thing inside me.
About the Author
Lauren Sarrantonio · SUNY Geneseo
Lauren Sarrantonio graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo. “Garden of Eden” first appeared in Gandy Dancer.
About the Artist
Kate Drakulic · University of Minnesota
Kate Drakulic is a graduating senior at the University of Minnesota who is studying art, journalism, and design. “We Sleep the Same” first appeared in The Tower.