Girl, Azure Arnot
When the note is so high that it shatters thick glass
And the smile so hard that it hurts
And the tower so tall that it topples and crashes
And crushes all lovers on earth
When your laugh is so hard that tears roll down your cheeks
And your feet ache from dancing too long
Cause your heart has forgotten solo melody
So it skips beats to rewrite the song
A delicious cake that’s so sweet your teeth rot
A pleasure so potent it’s pain
This, is to love so damn hard that you’d not
If you could, ever meet them again
I’ve ripped heart from my chest, hung it up the shelf
I can’t give my love best without killing myself.
About the Author
Deja Dennis · Randolph-Macon College
Deja Dennis is a senior English major with minors in Spanish and Journalism at Randolph-Macon College. “Penthouse Serenade” first appeared in The Stylus.
About the Artist
Azure Arnot · Suny Geneseo
Azure Arnot is a maker and doer. Much of her printmaking is about the unseen meanings and creating beautiful pieces that can be both appreciated for their beauty as well as theirs second meaning. You can find her online at azurearnot.com or on Instagram at @azurearnot “Girl” first appeared in Gandy Dancer.