The Simile Museum

Tag: Guernica

“The tree frogs shrilled like sirens.”

– C. Morgan Babst

“Our neighbors stop by and leave bones for the dog, then they go around the dumpster and leave milk in small plates and jar lids around the other mother, like votive candles.”

-Sofia Stambolieva

“Here’s Jacob: thirty-four god-damn years old, rock in his hand, beard like a troubled distraction, like an itch, the red eyes of someone sleepless and wild. Here’s Jacob, tongue-cottoned and pale, ragged and unkempt. He looks like an old man, or like an old man dipped in wax. It’s bad. He looks like people you see on the street and you think, ‘Jesus fuck, what happened to that guy?’ His beard is a dead animal glued to his face.”

-Zulema Renee Summerfield

“When the clouds part
like stupid lovers,

I close my eyes and press
myself against

the eucalyptus tree.”

-Erika Sánchez