Poem: Dear Merriam-Webster

Dear Merriam-Webster

Sonorous is the midnight sea

beneath the barber’s candy-stripe

a boy with his mouth open to bellow

Sonorous are the briny insides of a shellfish

sputtering grease

Sonorous smells the middle of a man’s bare back

the pregnant belly of a dog

Sonorous is a scratched brass gramophone

howling in the dark

two heavy, aching breasts

By Ella

I am an undergraduate junior studying creative writing. I am interested in short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and professional writing.

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