I take back what you have stolen and in your languages I announce I am now nameless.
My true name is a growl.
Margaret Atwood

12 June 2018

this lousy date

image: © D Sharon Pruitt (CC By 2.0)


and I read:  "Red Sex" and wondered -

is this some new technique, an acrobatic aerobic display case in pointed bite of an apple, then placed on a body, imparted in original sin?
or perhaps a toss of a peel of this skin away, for the more accepted view, of a granite pomme?
who wrote this stone menu anyhow?
and by the way, whose apple did Adam wear to this jacket-and-tie required affair?
Eve surely complained about nothing to bear, while secretly eyeing some lace-leafed lingerie hidden 3 aisles over, behind the rack and panties figs? -
there had to be a wasp, of course, a green horny hornet who was buzzing her ears, furious for her blushing wonder in only wanting a taste of a rib?
he must have promised her salted milk and honey for her peaches and cream, right?
either way, Adam had stepped out, away to the gents -
so surely, none of this is the snake's fault -
he showed up late to this date, missed the texted  "Cue thyself" entrance -
so it had to be the wasps - all those fig leaves and gossiping fruit -
and Adam admits, he was far more interested in turning in, after tuning in to watch the game  -
he had no desire to unwrap his girl's boxed gift set -

and I read:  "Red Sex" and wondered -

* posted @ Real Toads: for The Tuesday Platform: Colour the world in words

11 comments:

  1. I'm a fan of the wild imagery and sardonic tone. Damn wasps, hiding out in what otherwise would be perfectly serviceable figs.

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  2. The garden of eden goes digital...!!!

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  3. I grinned at the "Cue thyself" line. Lol. Yes, i enjoy your sardonic wit, as well.

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  4. Damned wasps. Without their buzz, what would we have done with the body's combs! Your read Eden backwards -- from the tea leaves of a bad date, the fractured fairy tale of desire.

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  5. Well... you snooze; you lose.

    he must have promised her salted milk and honey for her peaches and cream, right?

    Hard for a girl to resist, given the choices.

    ;-)

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  6. "Red Sex" sounds great really! I also wonder? A delightful story, but Adam did turned out to be party-pooper!

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  7. I especially love the fig leaves and gossiping fruit.

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  8. This garden of Eden has been brought to life with these observations. Adam obviously was in another world - in his head!

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  9. What a wonderful new perspective on original "sin"... I can see Adam as a stumbling fool, being late to the game. Will men ever understand properly any seduction.

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  10. Such an amazingly brilliant new take on an age old desire. Love this!

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  11. "granite pomme'...you're so clever! I love the word-play and myth-play of this. Who to blame? Blame it on Rio, which must surely be buggy. "A taste of rib"...now I'm just faint.

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thanks for sharing your thoughts, I greatly appreciate it.