Is Your Sweetheart Edible?

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Is your sweetheart edible?
Like butter on toast to break in half and share;
like rising to first rays of the sun,
together in bed,
tell me, “does the feeling put you on edge?”
I write poems on the supple skin of his wrist,
his collarbone,
like one would serve raspberries in a bowl to ingestβ€”
I crave him,
his mouth erotic, decadent, safe and dangerous,
compelled by a longing far deeper than corporealβ€”
are these feelings licit?
I fear nothing nearly as close can satiate; just as cheese

is salvation of the taste buds,
the sighs in his chest emanate cleansing showers
and kenβ€”
it’s crucial that I hold on,
like budding blooms become one with his sacred loam;
is your sweetheart edible?

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Poem inspired by the title of Late Carolyn Kizer’s poetic
masterpiece, “Is your sweetheart edible?” 🍰

Posted for Open Link Night #270 @ dVerse Poets Pub

 

Comments

  1. S M Connor says:

    Sweetly sexy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah M. Connor πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. msjadeli says:

    You sound so innocent which is in great contrast to the deliciousness of your deliciously erotic topic. Wonderful, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh! Thank you so much, Jade Li πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. I agree with Sarah on this one – and I love it, especially β€˜Is your sweetheart edible?’ and the simile β€˜Like butter on toast to break in half and share’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, my dearest Kim πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Scott Hastie says:

    Ah Sanaa! Always a delight to be back… And it is a both a fair and testing question you pose here… I shall ponder on this tonight!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Scott πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. You snared me at “I write poems on the supple skin of his wrist, his collarbone,”. The notion that making love is analogous to creating poetry, when sex is love it is poetic is fascinating. I had a girlfriend once, and we used to say, “I see movie stars in your face.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. The title and the poem, Amazing work πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mrityunjay πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. Mish says:

    “erotic, decadent, safe and dangerous”…..oh wow, Sanaa, I think you described your poem here as well. It weaves in question and forthcoming. I love it.

    1. Sanaa says:

      That’s such a high compliment! Thank you so much, Mish πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  8. Don’t have one at the moment, but your poem definitely went down with a cherry on top!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anthony πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Eric says:

    this is delicious!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Eric πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. The leap from food to eroticism was remarkable! Ah, passion!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. kate says:

    lol this adds more meaning to your comment, you wrote of endearing lustful love! ten points πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kate πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Dwight Roth says:

    Very nicely done, both poem and audio. What a creatively erotic poem. If you had gone on any longer all that sherbet would have been a puddle in the bowl!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. I won’t be up too much longer, Sanaa; thanks for something to drift away with.

    1. Sanaa says:

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  14. Georgina says:

    mmm, a very tasty poem and some very original ways of eating your lover. I love your sunny flashes of inspiration about love.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Georgina πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. What a delightful sojourn, and a thought provoking question!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  16. Kerfe says:

    Sounds like you are lucky indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerfe πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. Max says:

    Such a deliciously nourishing piece of work!
    I am learning so much through dVerse. First Lillian gave Joy Harjo, now you give Carolyn Kizer.
    β€˜That’s my subject,’” concluded Kizer. β€œβ€˜No matter how brief an encounter you have with anybody, you both change.’
    For me with so little poetry education this is honey on new bread.
    Thank you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Max πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. ayala says:

    Sigh…sweet and sexy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Jason says:

    A delight to read, juicy, tangy, yet not overly decadent. You saved room for dessert πŸ˜‰ ~Jason

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jason πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. kaykuala

    like budding blooms become
    one with his sacred loam;
    is your sweetheart edible?

    A sweetheart is always vulnerable that one would want them within us, much like gobbling them whole! Great lines Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Hank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  21. Ken Gierke says:

    I know mine is! πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

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