The Lilac x The Student: “Rainforest Gothic”
“Rainforest Gothic,” a poem by Willow Delp ʼ26, is featured in this week’s edition of The Lilac x The Student.
you’re lost in a tangle of greenery, nature gone
wild. sunlight seeps through the leaves, bleeding your retinas while
you listen to the scream of howler monkeys, primal and
macabre. the flowers are all
too bright — colors you’ve only
read about in books, with lurid names like:
“viridine,” “heliotrope,” “citreous.” the jungle
does not know you, and it certainly
does not like you. the trees are inching towards each other and
if you’re not careful, the last thing you’ll see is
the forest floor.