Author Archives: Anna Binkovitz

About Anna Binkovitz

writer, napper, eater of pasta.

Three Poems – Anna Binkovitz


Purple Drank
As a five-year old, I totally knew what purple drank was:
in the grocery store, the generic version
of Kool-aid. It was red drank, orange drank,
and purple drank.
This was what Snoop Dogg was talking about,
and I was in on the joke.
I didn’t get why it made us so tough and cool,
but then I realized, of course!
Because it was so cheap, it had to be
radioactive. Which would make us tough
and cool.
I wondered if Snoop grew up in Granville, Ohio too
if he shopped at the IGA. If he knew
how great purple drank tastes
with Cheetos after swim practice.
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