Plain China

All Over You Like Suburbia's Lights

by Dylan Hopper · College of Charleston
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", Morgan Granosk · Christian Brothers University

Far above our paper houses, God spilled milk

into the sky. Smeared clouds to make curd sunsets.

Beautified that chalky orange against the white street 

lamps, as if to mimic a paradise, as if to say, "Never leave."

 

The candy dust from our pixie sticks agree.

Blue, purple, pink- say, this can be life.

It can always be this sweet, it can just be 

me licking sugar from the corner of your mouth.

 

It can be us tangled in a waltz beneath the lights

stationed over our heads. Our haloed silhouettes,

the dazzled reflections of lovers' dreams. We can stay here

like the lotus eaters and decay happy, dancing together.

About the Author

Dylan Hopper · College of Charleston

Dylan Hooper is a recent graduate from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in English Literature and a double minor in Psychology and Film Studies. Her poems have been published in the national undergraduate journal, Miscellany. She held the positions of Assistant Editor and Editor-In-Chief of her college's literary magazine, and continues to be an avid supporter of aspiring writers. 

About the Artist

Morgan Granosk · Christian Brothers University

Morgan Granoski was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where she earned her BFA from Christian Brothers University in 2016. She currently works as a graphic designer, and was recently admitted into the University of Texas at San Antonio where she plans to pursue her MFA.