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A Spoonful Short of Ecstasy

Part 1 of a jaded love poem

By Gina C.Published 8 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
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There must’ve been something in

the water.

Cuz when I looked at you that night

I thought that maybe I

would falter in my sense of what was wrong

and what was right;

it was almost like

my karmic chemistry was altered, when

you laced the air with notes of Hennessy and

charismatic wonder, and

I couldn’t help myself—

I started sinking underneath the surface, I

took the bait and bit into the Eden’s fruit

you offered, and

you watched me there (with a)

popped collar **drinking**


looking dapper in your tailored,

slim-fit suit—

luminescent in the moonlight, you

were like a shark that waited for me in the murky water;

there must’ve been…

there must’ve been something in the water for

this witchcraft to ensue.



was that the first time that you’d

eyed your prey with such pursuit?

You did almost nothing to me, (yet you)

lured me in like this was destiny, and

deja vu.

And I…

I was such a fool—

I was high on something just

a spoonful short of ecstasy (and an)

aphrodisiacal glue—

thinking I could use

jiu-jitsu on your weaponry and not become

just another chickling in your henhouse,

in your coop.


-Gina C. 🧚‍♀️✨


Author's Note: As with many of the poems I've posted recently, I feel that this one may not be finished yet. I've gotten into the habit of labeling everything as "Part I" so that I can come back and add more at a later time. 🤗 (However, I may also make any subsequent parts exclusive to my poetry book...whenever I'm able to make that happen...hehe... 😅)

This poem is part of my "Ghosts of Relationships Past" series, where I reminisce about old love experiences of mine, gone bad. :) ❤️ Follow for more drama!


This is Poem #8 of my personal "Poem-a-Day" challenge. ☺️ Can I keep it up? We shall see. 🫣 So far, I keep falling behind. 🫡 On a positive note, I'm still posting way more than I normally do!

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About the Creator

Gina C.


  • Twice-published in Vocal's Moment of Freedom Collection:

My Soul of Red

Free Verse

Free-Form poet of ethereal style🧚‍♀️✨

Fantasy writer

A sucker for a good rhyme

Follow my Ghosts of Relationships' Past series:)

TT: poetry.in_pajamas

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  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨3 days ago

    Ah Gina, the poetry gift runs strongly in you! 🤍🌟👏

  • So many visuals to this as I read it, nice!!

  • Kalina Bethany4 days ago

    “Looking dapper in your tailored, slim-fit suit” so enjoying this poem, Gina!!

  • The Dani Writer6 days ago

    Such an excellent piece of writing Gina! Your form, content, and masterful use of enjambment here is superb. Great top story!

  • Rowan Finley 6 days ago

    Great job!

  • RobertK6 days ago

    very nice... thank you for sharing it with everyone.

  • This is such a masterpiece 😭

  • Erzsébet6 days ago

    This is beautiful. I love the idea of adding parts to a story, or in this case the poem. I'd love to see what comes out of part 2 if you ever feel the need to create one.

  • Shirley Belk6 days ago

    I love the spoonful, the glue, and the jiu-jitsu!

  • Congratulations on your top story.

  • Congrats on the Top Story! I loved the different formatting of the lines and how it slowed and sped up the reader creating a very cool push and pull effect. Great job!!

  • Abdul Qayyum7 days ago

    Very good poetry

  • Kodah7 days ago

    Your creativity is very well-expressed through your writing! This was a brilliant story I enjoyed! Love your poem & congrats on top story!! 💌💝🥳🎉🥳🎉

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Kendall Defoe 7 days ago

    I think this works as it is... Top Story? But of course... ;)

  • D.K. Shepard7 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story, Gina! Loved the flow and rhyme throughout and the emphasis formatting!

  • Heather Hubler7 days ago

    Love that this received TS!! Congrats :)

  • congratulations on TS. This is amazing how it makes you realize that clothes do not make the man (or woman). They are the illusions that draw us near. Very well done.

  • Loved this piece of drama.. somehow reminded me of Shades of Gray 🤭

  • Yet again, another relatable one! I think I would be able to relate to this whole series hehehehe

  • Babs Iverson8 days ago

    Spectacular and loving it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Gorgeously worded and no doubt a Top Story

  • Cathy holmes8 days ago

    Gorgeous piece. I love the flow to this one. Well done, my friend.

  • Very lovely ☺️

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