TART!

Tripping, tottering mulberry heels,
seamless stockings transport
shockingly short, frilly hem!
Coated pancake face
above lace: open to show
perfectly ripe peaches
and cream.
She blows me a kiss
from glistening apricot lips
and traipses away,
leaving, in her wake;
piquant, lemon scented
thirst.

ยฉCindy Taylor 2008

tart1 adj (tarter, tartest) 1 sharp or sour in taste. 2 said of a remark, etc: brief and sarcastic; cutting. tartly adverb. tartness noun.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon teart rough.
tart2 noun 1 a pastry case, especially one without a top, with a sweet or savoury filling. 2 derog slang a prostitute or a promiscuous person. verb (tarted, tarting) (always tart someone or something up) slang to decorate or embellish them or it, especially in a showy or tasteless way.
ETYMOLOGY: 19c in sense 2; 13c in sense 1: from French tarte.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Krokodil says:

    Or a fruitcake…?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Could be ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. anotherdayinparadise says:

    Once again, Brilliant Cin.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, I really miss you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. slpmartin says:

    Oh what an image you create with these well chosen words…I had to smile as I read it because the ‘Coated pancake face’
    made me think of Pieter-Dirk Uys. Thanks for the smiles…cheers!

    1. theonlycin says:

      You know Pieter-Dirk Uys? I’m amazed ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. adeeyoyo says:

    Beautiful, Cin. Your canvas, not the tart, lol!

  5. theonlycin says:

    During 2008 I played around extensively with food imagery in poetry adee, this is one I completely forgot about.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Baie dankie, Kortgat ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Lyndatjie says:

    Hmmm…. why am I suddenly ravenously hungry – and I’m not even into women! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      lol … so you’re not the blogger who’s alias is LiefVirPadda?

  7. dustus says:

    Musical, sensory lines with fantastic imagery and humor. Thanks

  8. Val says:

    This was cheeky and perfect Cin. I do love how you manage the words to bring sight, smell and sound jump from my screen. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think she used to live in my apartment building years ago ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. colonialist says:

    Most fruitful! Great manipulation of sounds and images!

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