Appetite

redrope

 

A hunger that claws
lives in the air between us.
No matter the distance
I will always need your flesh,
and your hunger taking mine.

We are tied by red rope
a twist of muscle and blood.
Though you leave me here,
I can always feel the tug
of your appetite for me.

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POETIC FORM:
The somonka is a Japanese form. In fact, it’s basically two tankas written as two love letters to each other (one tanka per love letter). This form usually demands two authors, but it is possible to have a poet take on two personas. Click here for a refresher on the tanka.

 

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