Sex with a Box

By Maladroit



I should have married a poet..

Who could whisper butterflies in my ear,
and If I came to fall, he would catch me with glitter and some shiny, intangible words.
He would label and re-name that box of band-aids with supporting, descriptions of no worth.

He would tell me I smelled like violet thunder,
with a zest of polished pearl.
We would fuck in a sea of cotton.
Waves, crushing me in white swirls.

He would paint me pretty synonyms,
they would tangle birds nests in my hair;
bedding, for ideas that could fly.

He would seek to see me when I would rather be unsought,
Matted with moldy morning blemishes and swollen eyes..
Yet, he would still fix me balloons for breakfast,
and serve me Emerson for dessert.

He would regard me as a creature,
his tongue would always stay ripe;
with love, set to be sung.

At night, that sound would be crickets
beckoning us to come walk
and he would hold my sapphire hands tight,
because poets know
gems should never parade their colors, alone.

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Copyright 2012 Maladroit
Published on Sunday, July 15, 2012.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"
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  • DeonLaree On Saturday, April 13, 2019, DeonLaree (17)By person wrote:

    Very Interesting, full of tangible references and it was very refreshing to read.

  • Mute Serenade On Monday, August 21, 2017, Mute Serenade (471)By person wrote:

    Oh, I can't possibly capture my adoration as well as Lolita, but you're magnificent. This is incredible and I'm excited to pour through your other works. I also need a poet.

  • Bornfrompain On Monday, November 21, 2016, Bornfrompain (852)By person wrote:

    This was amazing in every way!!! -BFP

  • A former member wrote: What a great poem! I like how your style of writing expresses the message of this love poem with unique imagery, created by the easy to imagine vocabulary melding & flowing so well! This was a great read! :D

  • A former member wrote: Beautifully written, I love the wordplay its amazing (:

  • Chaos God On Friday, August 23, 2013, Chaos God (534)By person wrote:

    Great Wordplay, Wonderful Imagery...

  • Intoxicating Delirium On Monday, August 12, 2013, Intoxicating Delirium (402)By person wrote:

    This is beautiful, we all long for that perfect man, good luck finding him haha. We can still dream I suppose, great job :)

  • ForceFedDeath On Wednesday, August 7, 2013, ForceFedDeath (67)By person wrote:

    beautifully written

  • Ealantair On Monday, August 5, 2013, Ealantair (131)By person wrote:

    The imagery in the description is so vivid... But do I catch a glimpse of bitter cynism in this "wish-list"? Very intriguing piece to say the least, many thanks for sharing (:

  • dwells On Sunday, August 4, 2013, dwells (5719)By person wrote:

    Ralph Waldo should be an appetizer! Much enjoyed and if opposites attract, then the poet will become magnetic to the Neanderthal perhaps, cheers!

  • blue angel On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, blue angel (1130)By person wrote:

    Absolutely Stunning ~^_^~

  • tmanzano On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, tmanzano (229)By person wrote:

    I thirsted for each new line in each stanza... So bittersweet, so red velvet, so brightly dark. So, poetic. Very turned on by this... Enjoyed this read. Makes me think I married wrong.

  • Psyborg On Friday, May 17, 2013, Psyborg (16)By person wrote:

    Balloons for breakfast and Emerson for dessert... that's one hell of a catchy line right there! Love this:)

  • Roar_goes_the_lion On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Roar_goes_the_lion (62)By person wrote:

    I love it.

  • Makeshiftcrew On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Makeshiftcrew (60)By person wrote:

    You already know my favorite part of this...you really are my true inspiration...

  • haunted On Friday, August 17, 2012, haunted (1202)By person wrote:

    wow, thats really beautiful. i loved your descriptions and details. it paints a lovely picture. thanks for sharing!

  • MikeShank1989 On Sunday, August 12, 2012, MikeShank1989 (107)By person wrote:

    The lyricism in your work in unmatched. "He would tell me I smelled like violet thunder". Such potent imagery. Bravo!

  • Alchemist On Saturday, August 11, 2012, Alchemist (868)By person wrote:

    I love the poetic-ism you brought to the just-had-sex-hair.

  • A former member wrote: Please stick around this time!

  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Dreaming in Stanzas (332)By person wrote:

    This is amazing...the imagery, the similes...sigh. I feel like I could go frolicking through your mind and fall in love with all the beautiful things I see there. You said you're a returning member, please stay this time!

  • FadedBlues On Sunday, July 15, 2012, FadedBlues (2965)By person wrote:

    ...this is a radiant, overflowing gift box: words, phrases, the design, the color. you know what poetry is...

  • veingo On Sunday, July 15, 2012, veingo (556)By person wrote:

    Well then.. Welcome back to the vally. Tis a nice style of writing you have... ^V^

  • Nehema On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Nehema (1302)By person wrote:

    Very nice flow, and fun for poets to read. Welcome back, I too look forward to reading more of you ;) - XXOO Scholar

  • Invisible Girl On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Invisible Girl (191)By person wrote:

    Impressive.. I was definitely along for the ride! Welcome and I will look forward to more form you.

  • Devilish On Sunday, July 15, 2012, Devilish (3784)By person wrote:

    And who the fuck are you .. WOW! I want to welcome you but no way as a new poet. Damn.. That is what I am addicted too. Logging in and out of nowhere clicking on something like this! Hello there you and I definitely can't wait to see more of you.. I'll be checking your profile alot..lol. and I love your statement on your page... Yes they should consider that as a new hobby, makes all the sense to me.. Scholar


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