Poppies and WD-40, Chloe Moulin
Mania tastes like a Monster
Smells like cigarette butts
And gripping the clutch
Infidelity shows up too
Grows in Tindr swipes right
Lemme take a bite
Avoidance: to hide in bright lights
Tone-deaf till the beat drops
Lipstick and skid marks
Jitters sift through stretched out eyelids
Permanent ten-shot high
Angel dust bitch
Self-sucking heel clicks
Tastes I’ve grown to despise.
About the Author
Jillian Horton · St. Edward’s University
Jillian Horton, an aspiring cat owner, is a student at St. Edward’s University. They hope to publish more of their poetry in the future. This piece first appeared in Sorin Oak Review.
About the Artist
Chloe Moulin · University of Vermont
Chloe is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Vermont. After graduating and earning my BS this May, she will be attending the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to pursue her PhD in biomedical science. She will also be continuing her artwork, and continuing to explore the fusion of art and science. This piece first appeared in The Gist.