Gloria Jean

Arica R. Brazil 1991 (North Carolina)



Long red nails
Gapped tooth smile
Salt and pepper curls
That's beauty to me

Bedazzled stir-up pants
Kitten heels
Dancing in the kitchen
That's joy to me

Collards and hot water cornbread
Cast Iron skillets
Al Green cassette tapes
That's nourishment to me

Summer feels empty now
January 9th
I'd rather not
That's pain to me

Since you've been gone
There's a lot I remember
The way you filled my life
Forever moved by your absence
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Scheme AXXB XXXB XAXB XXXB XXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 411
Words 76
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Arica R. Brazil

A graduate of Monmouth College in 2013, Arica earned her bachelor's degree in English Literature and Sociology. It was during her undergraduate career that Arica developed a passion for poetry and went on to publish multiple pieces in The COIL; the college's literary and creative arts magazine. It was in her final semesters that Arica's work was also published in the college's newspaper, The Courier. Since graduating Arica continues to write poetry in her free time and hopes to one day publish a collection of her work. more…

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