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how it feels


By Zara BlumePublished 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in the Smooth Challenge
how it feels
Photo by Melani Sosa on Unsplash

silky as tofu

pearlescent like rice water

warm as matcha froth

creamy as coconut milk

i swallow smoothly

wet as rose water

fragrant notes of butterscotch

dripping like honey

raw egg white viscosity

i ‘show/don’t tell’ you

sticky, tangible feelings


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Zara Blume

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  • Christian Lee9 days ago

    This poem is so tasty, rosy, even amorous. Thanks for writing this. Just stumbled upon it so I have random thoughts coming out. Going to check out more of your work. :)

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Beautiful piece. Congrats

  • Wooohooooo congratulations!!!! So happy for you!!!

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    Congratulations Zara. Wonderful and well deserved! ❤️

  • D. J. Reddall4 months ago

    Congratulations! This is an exquisite poem, and I am not sure its implications have really been recognized or lauded as they ought to have been!

  • D.K. Shepard4 months ago

    Congrats! Simply beautiful!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Congrats, Zara. Back to say congrats and well done on placing in the challenge! So well deserved!

  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    This is gorgeous. The metaphors you chose are so unique and gentle, creating a sensual, loving and intimate piece to read/experience. I love this, Zara!

  • Teresa Renton4 months ago

    … I also love how your poem exemplifies physical reactions to mental fluctuations and experiences 🤗

  • Teresa Renton4 months ago

    So glad I stumbled upon this! It’s exquisitely written and, to me, obvious the reader isn’t the ‘you’. The poem needs no further embellishment; over explaining would have undermined it. It’s perfect as is ❤️

  • Davina Z. McKee5 months ago

    This is hot, hot, hot! I love the double entendres of the poem (and how we can be so enamored with someone we wish to consume them) and the title itself. Those last two lines bring it all home. How it feels emotionally and physically to make love. How you show a lover with your bodily reactions just how much you enjoy their touch.

  • Paul Stewart5 months ago

    This was something else. Can totally see this placing. Well done on this magic piece of writing. Loved all the different descriptions and elements and also think you were clever with how so many of them feel so connected as tofu, rice water and matcha etc. Very clever, very sensual and a stunning piece. Would be surprised if the overlords don't make this Top Story!

  • D. J. Reddall5 months ago

    There is something strangely holy about this poem.

  • The way my jaw dropped when I realised what this was about. I had the epiphany at "swallow", lol. I loved all the metaphors you've used. So brilliant! It was so beautifully written!

  • And what have you shown us? Anything with which our hearts & minds & sense memory connects. You have allowed us the freedom to enter into this sensual experience in any way we might find meaningful. Well done.

  • Oh wow that was so amazing the way you really did show this! It was really a visual piece, vivid imagery. And gives you the feeling of being somewhere, in a moment, experiencing the piece with all the senses. I think a piece is incredible when you could feel it. Excellent job with this!

  • E.K. Daniels5 months ago

    The power of metaphors…. Also, perfect image for this!

  • Lamar Wiggins5 months ago

    😮 excellent!!! I read it twice and yes, it was showed very well!

  • Hannah Moore5 months ago

    This is really filthy!

  • Babs Iverson5 months ago

    Sweet!!! Love it❤️❤️💕

  • Caroline Jane5 months ago

    Ohhhh Myyyyyy!!!!!! You showed well!!!

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