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The Red Beverage

by Marie Cadette Pierre-Louis 2 months ago in slam poetry
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Melted away

The Red Beverage
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

His heart’s in my mind

Answer the why

I still pondered:

“Is it mine?”

“When would I be there?”

***

“Never!”

Murmured his smirky eyes

As he passed by

***

Reasons were clear

I was too smooth to be loved

Not tough to be hated

I was not for caress

Nor for quarrel

My heart was but icy blood

One touching it

It melted away

***

“Love is too harsh”

“Smoothy heart is but trouble”

I wonder

***

He mistakenly brushed my heart

In an unforeseen hug

His fingers were too hot

It melted away

I felt like pondering

“Am I the nutrient beverage to water his dry heart?”

“Am I the water for his burning heart?”

***

I was but some funky sauce for the entrée

He just tasted the red beverage

Too sweet to be first

He went on to most tasty recipes

***

My mind was a maze

When I stopped feeling my heart

It fell on a white ceramic floor

And he trampled on it

***

Smash!

Splash!

One second passed

His feet were on the red beverage

By and by

Spatter after spatter

My heart followed his path

***

My heart was too smooth

And love is too harsh

My heart was but icy blood

And he was so hot

I lost my heart

But his is still in my mind

slam poetry

About the author

Marie Cadette Pierre-Louis

This is me, Marie. A writer in becoming!

For now, I am a translator and content creator.

See more about me on Instagram (@mariecadettepierre) and twitter (@cadettelouis).

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    I loved your last stanza the most. It was super relatable. Also loved all the imageries you've used. Excellent poem!

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