Best of the SILO
This week The SILO brings you a blast from the past with a more colorful than life painting from Chloe Heymans ’14 that seems to ask more from you than you are most likely ready to give. We have paired it with current junior Franci Revel’s poem, “Lapping Cobra,” for its inherent density and the way its striking last line seems to help untangle the images that precede it.
Lapping Cobra by Franci Revel ’17
China blue cradles breast milk pool,
refill. Watch hound slinks off as I wake Wake.
Citrine reflections off morning prisms. Hour hands as stop-
light reminders as rifles as lozenges
and hopes fall far from tree to fingertip.
My first traces in ink incunabula in
a pigeon claws’ clutch.
Someday in this waking world watch
a crawl cross floorboards, fatten vases full with petunias.
There must be a million others. I must be a million others.