Siren Dahlias in the Park

by Sophie Herxheimer

Sophie Herxheimer

we burst with lust
bring your lips to mine,
they barricade us in
be mine at once
with strict railings
bend to our will oh why don’t you honey
lest we impress
don’t let us languish here
the passing bachelors
take us with you oh you’re sweet too
with our irrepressible feelings
such fine fine upright…
and fall on them oppressively
adorable, let’s spend the afternoon
with insistent swoons
have you ever felt cooped up?
and arias in yes, cerise
we’re here to spill extravagance
our aching pompom hearts
our searing brazenness
we are joy without shadow
your dream patisserie

Last updated August 25, 2022