summer stock with h.g. by Maria Mañus



it’s humid in the theatre and we dance to a song about a circus wearing character shoes on a slippery stage between breaks we sit across from each other she holds sylvia plath close to her heart virginia woolf on her tongue i feed her a peeled orange while she looks out the window with languid eyes where a bright blue sky waits for us tomorrow we’ll have to come back again but this time, a red picnic blanket on green grass is when we’ll be alone she’ll read me dickinson while i feed her strawberries and together, we’ll look up at the cloudless blue sky




Maria Mañus is a current student at the University of Maryland. They can be found working in labs, taking hikes in the woods, and drinking unholy amounts of coffee. They also tweet @earfbound

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