12: June 2016 #12 - Violante

Authored by Elizabeth Evangeline


by Elizabeth Evangeline

For Ariel T.

Foxtrot violets diamonte violets fresh violets
Violet in her sundress Violet in the tomato patch
with her ripe cheeks face peeling like a potato
eyes sparkling with wet stem

polyp thick & wet onto the fields' ground
coffee-yellow stars behind the football stadium
green lymph in the dirt turning & smiling

diamonddog Violet rube-faced the new sinister
posters full up in your room
three biographies underscored invisible in ink touch
Violetta Violetta celebrating to accordions and
dancing your jewelry like a lucky date

Violet Violet for whom the string
chubby vowel sounds along the howl & grunt of ink
bring you your peonies and catgut
bring your lunchbowl & silver yes-horse with joy