Barbecue

by Catchy   Aug 28, 2019


I sat gently underneath the lights,
inhaling this aromatic barbecue smoke.
Time turned slowly as we take our bites.
Cravings in slumber accidentally awoke.

I can’t get enough of the sizzles,
as I helplessly ponder of what this could be.
I poured a cup and watched the ripples,
as my starving mind flashed your smile randomly.

Not a word about it will be said,
I’ll chew so quietly, I would hear my heartbeat.
Desires came grilling in my head
to worsen my hunger even as I eat.

These painted walls wouldn’t have a clue,
same as every creature of this small space.
The grill was set and it burns for you,
served with slices I’ve been dying to taste

Your mouth has been full and so is mine.
We just continued to chew as the charcoals burn.
I drank the cup with my deepest and coldest sigh,
swallowing the truth you’ll never learn.

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  • 2 years ago

    by prasanna

    I like this poem, it's ripe with fascinating concepts: 'starving mind', 'cravings in slumber', 'chew so quiet, i would hear my heartbeat'. Well written piece that I'm sure a lot of us can relate to; the stewing of emotions and then swallowing the confessions that comes up, but it's healthy to let those confessions air out, every now and then :)

  • 2 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    I think the idea of your feelings and the barbeque tied up well in this piece, although some lines appear forced to rhyme, but it still got its messagw across. I think this was a clever write.

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