To be a backpack of PB&J & every
thing I know, for my brothers, who are becoming
their own storms. To be, for me, nobody,
homebody, body in bed watching TV. To go 2D
& be a painting, an amateur’s hilltop & stars,
simple decoration for the new apartment
with you. To be close, J.,
to everything that is close to you—
blue blanket, red cup, green shoes
with pink laces.
To be the blue & the red.
The green, the hot pink.
Childhood & Coming of Age
the repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words appearing in succession
A device in which the last word or phrase of one clause, sentence, or line is repeated at the beginning of the next.
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit
a comparison between two unrelated things through a shared characteristic