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your lips still taste of passionfruit

By Rachel M.JPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2022
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

Passionfruit rings

through balmy bars

on November wind

sun-showers beat

at peaky-blinders

and droplets deposit

ginger on skin.

You shimmer;

the summer fruit residue

that's caught in your curls


in the light of speckled


and it could have been an opal

powdered and blown through the window

because there's no explaining

an incandescence like yours.

Your hands are hot

despite the drench

and you have this way

a fire in your veins -

- we run to the car

under cover of stars

and your lips still taste of passion fruit.

Now every December

I feel your sweat

as I melt

into a lounge

and taste your kiss

as I dip into summer fruits.

You ring through the punch bowl

and the beads that trickle down the glass

it's spiked by heady forget-me-nots

that you sang under sighs

and with each sip

I sink further

into myself

and the leather loveseat

because nostalgia rings through every mulled

memory, that I thought would be lost to time

but passionfruit

still tastes

like you.

love poems

About the Creator

Rachel M.J

Magical realist

I like to write about things behaving how they shouldn't ~

Instagram: Rachel M.J

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  • Phil Allansonabout a year ago

    ...in the light of speckled sunspots and it could have been an opal powdered and blown through the window because there's no explaining an incandescence like yours.

  • Call Me Lesabout a year ago

    Belated congratulations! Really lush and well crafted (as always!) <3

  • Loryne Andaweyabout a year ago

    "...and it could have been an opal/powdered and blown through the window/because there's no explaining/an incandescence like yours." Wow! I think I fell in love. Thank you!

  • Caroline Janeabout a year ago

    Congratulations! 🥰

  • F Cade Swansonabout a year ago

    Your words are gorgeous and so rich! Loved this!

  • Jeremy Whiteabout a year ago


  • Thilmony Wollenburgabout a year ago

    It's really nice

  • Amy Hallabout a year ago

    I enjoyed reading this piece, well done! I subscribed to you! I am just starting out and would very much like if you have time to read some of my work and if you like it please subscribe! I look forward to reading more of your work!

  • Eliza Franklinabout a year ago

    magical words!

  • Gina B.about a year ago

    Such beautiful words!

  • Call Me Lesabout a year ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Rach <3 Well done!!

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  • Michelle Renee Kidwellabout a year ago

    This so beautiful

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    That was decadent! I loved your word choices and imagery. Everything flowed so well. Great poetry :)

  • Mariann Carrollabout a year ago

    That’s some yummy kiss 💋

  • Kat Thorneabout a year ago

    The imagery you use is so lovely, and feels so unique! Well done!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    This is beautiful. Well done.

  • Caroline Janeabout a year ago

    To make a poem seem edible is quite a talent!! Well done Rach. ❤️

  • 'But passionfruit still tastes like you'. I loved that line. It was so nostalgic. A very beautifully written poem! I loved it!

  • Jordan Twissabout a year ago

    Enjoyed this take on the challenge. Well done!

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago


  • Ashley Shiflettabout a year ago

    Love it!

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