8/16/23 Workshop – A Poem by Kyle Carrero Lopez

Ode to a Croptop – Kyle Carrerro Lopez

O                         sliced crêpe;

dress                         code break;

half-                                    set sun;

slut                         symbol;

cracked             window;

short                                    story;

a whole summer                         carnival, shrunk.

How I adore                         your spunk,

your sincere open                         call for air

on my belly                         hair.

The little Target®                         boy

groaning eww                         as I pass

isn’t worth                         any ire.

He’s playing                         with fire,

but his parents                         lit the torch.

To think such small                         cloth

sparks grown brains                         aflame.

Why you in                         a girl’s top,

the man yells                        in DC.

I could have cut him                        one too,

so we’d both                                    feel the breeze.

Reflective writing prompt:
Write about a time you stood out from the crowd.



One thought on “8/16/23 Workshop – A Poem by Kyle Carrero Lopez

  1. Elizabeth

    A little girl
    Draws her family
    Where everyone looks
    Fine and dandy
    The little girl
    Who draws herself
    Using extra care
    With fine details
    Coloring the Crayola spectrum
    To create her image.
    We see her self portrait-
    Hands high in the air,
    Colors everywhere,
    More details in her dress than anywhere else,
    Her TADA!!! moment
    On paper.

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