Garden of Eden

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. 

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