Original “Sweetness” (02/26/2019):
I feel sweet this morning,
Like damp candy floss.
Making my fingers sticky,
And my teeth hum.
The bittersweet feels me this morning,
As little trails of damp curl from the dark apex of my sticky thighs.
Grapefruit nectar freshly squeezed
From between salted lips,
Sweet, juicy and astrigent,
Choking bitter like fingers curled around my throat
But laced with kisses and licking,
Like me on a complicated day.
Sinking your bite into my gauzy fleshy rind
Will make your teeth hum
And fingers claw from the bittersweet
Curling in tongued pathways across my lovedampened thighs.
*** What if I’m on blood pressure medication? Isn’t grapefruit a contraindication? You could be dangerous for some people’s health, Tootsie Pop! ***
*** I’m counting on it…. ***
*** I don’t know why I identify with grapefruit nectar; it’s kinda my thing. Maybe because I’m not that sweet even though I look like I am. I have bitters and throat chokes to me. ***