Sugar and spice and all things nice

They all tell her
“honey it’s a heartbreak waiting to happen.”
as she recounts
how he bought her a melted
ice cream late this afternoon
that stayed sticky
and sweetly
on her lips long into the evening
she couldn’t hide them from their eyes
nor her satisfied grin.

Their arms they outstretch and offer
a cradle
to shelter her
they say
“we have vanilla and chocolate
it may not be what tickles your fancy
but it will never sting your throat.”

She thinks that
chocolate and vanilla
were just dandy
when she was a little girl

but her palate has refined

as her hips have widened

and her appetite has grown

for all these earthly delights.

and now all she wants is to stand
as close to the fire as possible
dance near the flames
like a banshee
and if she burns
she bites
she does so with delight.

So she asks them, curious –
“What if I found the perfect sweet?
Something like watermelon with chilli.
Blackberries with basil,
Pumpkin and pineapple.
And it doesn’t hurt.
Doesn’t make me sick to the stomach
when I take the last bite.”

Honestly that’s what she really wants.
She wonders if it’s possible.

To have sugar and spice
and all things
and nice.

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For the graphic scratch taste competition.


  • ytsumner
    ytsumnerover 6 years ago

    this skips along and hums thrums and hits all the right notes with just the right force…love this

  • i’m glad you thought it skipped along Yasemin. awesome.

    – natapee

  • girlinthestars
    girlinthestarsover 6 years ago

    really great Natapee. the expressions in this made me giddy~*

  • hehe i like it made you giddy.

    – natapee

  • Trish Cooper
    Trish Cooperover 6 years ago

    Fantastic writing, wow are you gifted……I just love this piece……fantastic work!!!!!!

  • awww trish aren’t you lovely.

    – natapee

  • SwaySlayer
    SwaySlayerover 6 years ago

    In a word: delicious. This has such a tangible, visceral quality to it. A tasty piece indeed.

  • thanks Ms Slayer. Hope it got your taste buds going.

    – natapee

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 6 years ago

    Delicious….a delightful sugar and spice read…

    Love it…

  • VelvetGirl
    VelvetGirlabout 6 years ago

    I love anything to do with eating (and you can see it on my hips) Lovely! xx

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