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Poems about love. And maybe other things.

By Tea Hadžiristić and Bianca Lemus Lavarreda and Mike Welch
Published: 6:58 am, 13 February 2012

UPDATED

TEA HADZIRISTIC/THE VARSITY

Solstice

Tea Hadžiristić

outside
the day’s first streetcar
sails past, its sound a low
metal wail —
the window gapes, letting in
spring-scarred positive degrees.

the morning seems to pause,
dark, as if tired
from spinning through the year’s
longest night

— sixteen hours
of
gratitude
for the dark —

one warmth fitting neatly
into another.

speech bleeds the morning
of vagueness, & the relation
between bodies
emerges as something

incidental

: the crusts
of love’s habits.

Molotov

Mike Welch

I shall hand you a bouquet of Molotovs
rather than the vain Rose in red or white.
It is made of glistening gasoline and white fabric flesh which
sit within a green glass stem.
The Daisy is too shielding and does not show
your best. What you need’s a fiery
explosion found inside a Molotov.
Chrysanthemum too does not suit you,
it lacks passion, as seen in the shade
of red that comes from immolation.
So what of the Tulip, fair and fresh as
Primavera? Surely, you are of equal measure?
But no I say, it is still lacking.
We ought best search and continue tracking
the genealogies of flowers to find what
I hold before your eyes. The Molotov, my
dear, so modern, new, unique.
Simply say the word dear
and we’ll set the world aflame.

Three poems

Bianca Lemus

They can’t take our love
Wild thing
You make my heart sing
Wild thing
You make everything
Copyrighted

I like your face
Your face is pretty cool
I really like it
I want to date your face
Let’s do it
Uh uh
Pregnant

On the side-road looking for love
You’re a ten
Too bad you go to Trin
Kickin’ it in your Sperry’s
Drinking tea out of saucers
I’m not kidding
You actually use the china ones
Brought an actual set
To your room
Mmm hmmm

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