The Belly of the Beast


Selena Molinari '24


The water danced in the twilight

Entranced by the bright lights

A somber tribute to the daytime

A replication of the night time

In that moment I rollicked with the enemy

A rebellion inside of me


The belly of the beast

A startling evening feast

Simmering in the stomach of regret

Lie my consciousness, my first step

A rebellion of proportions,

A beast made of distortions

The human mind soaring,

Friends with the enemy?

At the end of the day we settled

A feast bubbling in the kettle

We’d gotten ourselves there again

The belly of the beast