Bubblegum, Cigars

by Samuel De Lemos


Bubblegum, cigars
Blasé and sweet ecstasy.

How would you describe
water drops as
they descend
from an oar?

Pink roses like
juicy nectarines-
Watermelon with
Bourbon and tea.

The smell of Jasmine
after the rain.
Red cherry Bianchi-
I love them all the same.

What’s it like to be me?

I’m a weathered olive tree-
that zealously guards
my front door.