Today I'm featuring a poem by Jill from Life After College. The first time I read this I loved it, there's just something about the imagery that makes me smile. I've often found that my favourite pieces are the ones that leave me feeling this way- no need to overanalyze, just enjoy.
Incidentally, I was proud to see that a slightly different version of this poem was published recently on The Whistling Fire.
Jill thanks for being such a great friend. I hope you'll keep writing.
Had a Body like a Coke Bottle
To feel her cool, smooth skin
Narrow neck, slim waist and long, curvaceous body
Everyone wants her, she is always for sale
Perfect as plastic, bubbly as the air that comes out of her mouth
She’s always in the grasp of my hands, I take her wherever I go
I shake her hips as they rock back and forth
Her curves are flawless, complete, manufactured
I’m thirsty for her love
She does more than touch my heart, she fills up my stomach
She is used to everyone staring at her
They desire her
like the temptation of the ice-cream truck on a hot summer’s day
This makes tears glisten down her cheeks
~Written by Jill Sept. 27, 2007