Synaesthesia Magazine Americana - Page 42

I just yawned

and in my mind smelled devil’s food

baking in chocolate cookie form in the oven,

Midwest August late afternoon,

with deep sunlight streaming

in the kitchen windows

making it all golden, and zinnias

on the table in pink and yellow.

Phoebe Pierson grew up in Wisconsin and is a student of Intercultural Studies in Spokane, Washington. Her favorite places are: Minnesota’s North Shore, Buckman Lake, Donut Parade, Pike Place Market, libraries, boats, and Tel Aviv’s Jaffa Port. The best job she’s ever had: making Christmas wreaths at a WA orchard.