Introspective Ramblings: “peasant burning weeds AT A PARTY”


Editor’s Note: Introspective Ramblings is Amherst Wire’s poetry column, dedicated to showcasing student’s creative work.

peasant burning weeds AT A PARTY

A forgotten Van

Gogh propped on

velvet plush gold


posh seating – it’s

a party for

the luxeguests learning ballet,

swing dance, pussyfoot

on hardwood tiling

gelid to the warm embrace

skinned heels rubbed against permafrost

waltz for a TikTok

but the man- a black silhouette,

burns weeds in the


for resonance

in a silent foray

crackles as harmonious beats

for whirls of frocks and haute couture

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