4.02.2009

Diet Coke with Lime: "Guess What It Tastes Like"

Hmm. It looks like one now needs a password to access poems archived in Three Candles. Bummer, as one of the points (for me) in publishing online is in having stuff accessible to a wider audience than might purchase a print journal. I'm re-posting one of the three I published there here, for the fabulous Jessy Randall. It was written around the time Diet Coke with Lime came out.


Diet Coke with Lime: "Guess What it Tastes Like"

I guess it tastes like petals on a wet, black bough
I guess it tastes like the farmer's daughter
just after she's milked the cow
I guess it tastes like whatever she'll allow

I guess it tastes like the uncut hair of graves
I guess it tastes like getting your test back
and learning you don't have AIDS
I guess it tastes like the mome raths as they outgrabe

I guess it tastes like blackberry, blackberry, blackberry
I guess it tastes like riding back and forth
all night on the ferry
I guess it tastes like Diet Coke with Cherry

I guess it tastes like world enough and time
I guess it tastes like the night
of cloudless climes
I guess it tastes like nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless

6 comments:

Andrea Pearson said...

Wonderful. Thank you.

Chris Warren said...

Whoa, is that a Larkin quote at the end? My favorite poem of all time, to be honest. :)

Emily Lloyd said...

Yep, that's Larkin.

Doctor_Eva said...

If you respect your time visit your local dietitian and buy a powerful medication! But I know, how to loose weight!

Doctor_Eva said...

Do you know how to slenderize in few months and maintain you weight ever since? But I know, how to loose weight!

Jessy Randall said...

I guess it tastes like the kiss within the cup
I guess it tastes like Lana Turner,
because we love her, getting up
I guess it tastes like Tone Loc saying 'sup