October 1, 2022


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Featured Artist: ‘[ A locked-away dream of Eden ]’ by Cosette O’Brien

Each week, the Collegian options totally different works from scholar artists. (Graphic by Catherine Eldridge | Collegian Media Group)

Devouring the final of the gems could be treason,
So I nibble down apricots to quell the unease.
I sticky my fingers with fruit and never aspect,
At 4 A.M., hidden in murmuring attic.

[ But apricots are not sapphires, juicy and ripe in the cabinets. ]

The tang of a trilliance drives my tongue rabid.
“Allow me devour it,” I urge of His Hand—
His Hand is the person who lives and I keep,
A biologist dictating gem-DNA.

[ But their DNA is locked away, hidden in creaking cabinets. ]

In defiance, His semi-truck bursts by way of the window,
And His fractured glass panes rain on me like snow,
His Hand together with my lover-turned-enemy,
Flake out with a gesturing eye of hegemony.

[ The two ravenously kiss, unashamed in a cabinet. ]

Unholy embezzlement: devouring untamed!
His Hand and the Crash type my well-learned disgrace.
The apricot’s rotted—woe, I’m undone!
For emerald’s shine was unfit for Man’s tongue.

[ The gems shall be bolted to the insides of cabinets. ]

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