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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?”



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




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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