Rot by Alexa Tirapelli

I ran out of notepads

so I wrote you

a love poem

on a banana peel.


The banana turned black,

as ink or night,

so I lost it.


Alexa Tirapelli is a middle school teacher turned bartender-slash-writer. She grew up in the Catskill Mountains and is currently living in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and two cats. She is working on her first novel and writing poetry from home. She has been published in the Hudson Valley magazine “Chronogram.”