POEM OF THE WEEK | George Elliott Clarke | WHITEWASH

WHITEWASH

White is waves bright as crinkled sunlight—or sunrise, done up in foam White is Grevens Paerecider, Ironworks Pear Eau-de-Vie, Lunenburg County Winery Montbeliard Pear Wine, and Belle-de-Brillet Poire-et-Cognac White is the missing link* between Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor White is a spic-and-span E.R. with a scatalogical surgeon wielding a shit-smeared scalpel White is a Snow White blow job necessitating a White House snow job White is white diamonds white gold white chocolate white weapons white Negroes*[…]

George Elliott Clarke | WHITEWASH

WHITEWASH

White is waves bright as crinkled sunlight—or sunrise, done up in foam White is Grevens Paerecider, Ironworks Pear Eau-de-Vie, Lunenburg County Winery Montbeliard Pear Wine, and Belle-de-Brillet Poire-et-Cognac White is the missing link1 between Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor White is a spic-and-span E.R. with a scatalogical surgeon wielding a shit-smeared scalpel White is a Snow White blow job necessitating a White House snow job White is white diamonds white gold white chocolate white weapons white Negroes2 White is white-knuckled Rasp[…]