Four Poems by Abbie Heath
green when it hits the chlorine. Obscene, yes, but that’s the scene. Lifeguards
refuse to say another word about it. They watch swimmers and watch their hair
change colors into bright bold green colors. Snow happens and rarely do
lifeguards do anything about it. Nobody has to date drowned in snow though with
the right kind of attitude anything is possible. When snow falls it is pure
static coming from the sky freezing the air around it. People see their breath
in the snowy air and wonder how long it will stay there. Emotions sit behind
the clouds ready for it. The sun protects its eyes with clouds hoping nobody
sees its suffering, how badly it wants to engulf the entire world in flames.
One day the Earth and Sun will become one like they have wanted to do for
billions of years and every living creature will hilariously perish.
milk already perished. Lots of people falsely believe spoiled milk becomes
cheese but it doesn’t: it simply becomes bad. The bad milks of the world find
themselves kept in the fridge for a little too long taking up precious real
estate in a place with limited options. Mornings require people to take a quick
bite of something. Plenty of people ignore this food and opt instead to do
something far worse, to run on empty.
lips are surprisingly gross. During the winter people bite their lips. Rarely
is another person’s lips bitten. That is an act of hate and love, depending on
the circumstances. Cold air cracks the skin and people lick their lips.
Frustration of the sexual variety occurs frequently and involves the lips.
People bite their lips out of a need they are trying to suppress because they
know they cannot have it and know they never will. Such is life: full of
temptation and most simply give in.
has all kinds of colors. Red is an obvious one, the color of revolution, spilled
blood. Other colors represent different kinds of pain. Blue is the color of
loneliness of knowing what will happen will be to nobody’s satisfaction. Yet
blues also are celebrated in the sky as clear blue skies not a cloud in the sky
and they are things that people look forward to after months of the wintery
grays. Green is a common color for the Earth for leaves trees flowers buds.
Deep inside of a person’s eyes green is an unusual color that indicates scarcity.
Those green-eyed see it all the growth and the death of the seasons in vivid