is it too much to ask to be tasted?

…and induce
a bliss smile
by the taster,
instead
of a growl
or grimace?

You know that instant—
when the taste buds zing!
as your favorite treat
first hits
your galaxy
of tongue
with recognition,
acceptance,
and
pure
love’s
sweet
joy?

That is the moment
I wish to make loose
and eternal—
eclipsing
all perfect,
vibrational space!

I wish my heart,
my shape—
the lay of my bones
and my every last sugar-spec
tasted
and known for its flavor alone:

not the label
that’s been stuck
to my forehead—
or the price tag
the old hag with a chip on her shoulder
the size of all Jupiter’s moons put together,
decided
this me
must be worth.

I wish,
just for once,
to be relished
with Zing!
like a purple punch
vertigo lollypop;

discovered
then pushed back
and discovered again,
by a tongue
not afraid
of my taste,
(a smile
licking up
on their face)—

who loves me enough
to chew
through
to my core,
and laugh at my tootsie-roll center—

instead
of being annoyed
that my heart
was not made

of sugar-free gum.

© Kristin Reynolds 9 19 2010

is it too much to ask to be tasted?

Kristin Reynolds

Norway, United States

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Artist's Description

it would be nice, wouldn’t it—to be known inside and out, and still be loved for nothing less, or more—not just bits and parts?
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one living on my planet, and I’l never really be understood.
not that it matters…but yeah, it would be nice, right?

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