When I sit before you, stranger,
I know how much time you'll need
to bury the distance between us.
You are at the peak of your intelligence
and I am at the peak of my banquet.
You are deliberating how to begin flirting with me,
and I,
under the curtain of my seriousness,
am already done devouring you.

by Joumana Haddad

Comments (5)

So tender and sweet, straight from the heart.--Thankyou--Melvina
Entirely agree with the comments. Excellent!
This is a ten for sure.. I love the title so much! Its poetic..
A tender and touching poem, Nimal.You wrote this one from the heart. Regards, Sandra
Wonderfully written by such a great artist.Love Duncan