The problem with desire that’s inconceivable

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these thoughts
that seem to swallow
on October day,
as I sliced an avocado
then sought to peel off the skin.
Are you ever tempted
to begin again
where nobody knows your name
speak of desires decadent
β€˜yuck,’ he smirked behind the tent.


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Posted for ‘Quadrille #66’ @dVerse Pub

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58 Replies to “The problem with desire that’s inconceivable”

  1. I feel a very interesting story lies behind the poem, eluded to in the last line. Very intriguing. I like the casual inclusion of the avocado. Nice work, Sanaa.

  2. I love the beautiful way you convey the difficulty of peeling an avocado, Sanaa, the slant rhyme ‘skin/again’.and the killer couplet with the prompt word! What was he doing smirking behind the tent?

    1. Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

      PS: I put him there in the closing line deliberately to add to the story πŸ˜‰

  3. Those unfamiliar and uninterested best be ignored. Need not have to waste one’s bother. Best to concentrate on those nicer people around and they are aplenty once they know our name!


  4. Ooh, interesting β€” I liked how you used this particular action to denote the temptation of doing it all over again. That ‘yuck’ makes me wonder though and acts as a good contrast to the decadent feel of the previous lines.
    A clever write, Sanaa! πŸ™‚

  5. Love this, Sanaa! A snapshot. Yes, I’m often tempted. Or not tempted, but wishful. I like eavesdropping on these two and learning how they both lean, on escape and avocados both. πŸ™‚

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