Because Sex Sells
I’m not your average thrill-seeker.
You won’t catch me jumping off waterfalls, swimming with great whites or riding roller coasters. Nor will you find me falling headfirst out of planes or climbing the 02 like an animal. Hate to break it to you, but I’m the girl you’re reluctantly holding hands with in seat 23D because Easyjet my ass. The girl who cried in an Emirates Airline cable car. I literally couldn’t do Go Ape.
But you see, I seek my thrills elsewhere…
Last week was our SCA Poetry Showcase. After months of prep, it was time to perform our poetry to the rest of the cohort. A different kettle of fish to our weekly pitching.
The problem: I had written about one very inappropriate thing.
As an unemployed creative looking to be hired by the likes of adam&eveDDB, Leo Burnett and McCann, I had written a collection of erotic sex poems (and a few about heartbreak because I’m not some sort of sex fiend).
And you can bet your bottom bitcoin I performed them.
Because that, and giving birth to multiple light bulbs live on zoom, is my equivalent to skydiving. It’s fun, a thrill and I wanna do it all over again.
Sell or die, right?
For your reading pleasure:
Like a kitchen sink
I need the man’s sweat like I need my heart to beat
His heavy breathing music to my ears which I hope he’s sucking
7:30am and I’m drinking my morning coffee
Oh, how I wish I was drinking you
Rip my clothes off
Like a binge eater crumbling under the pressure
Tearing open cereal boxes at the stroke of secrecy
Tear me open like a cereal box
Then drench me in your milk
And just like that
We are nothing but two paintings
Framed and hanging on opposite walls of the gallery
You can’t throw rocks around
You were my truth
So I pushed you away
I’d rather be alone
Than with myself
Grab my face like you grab the guitar
Tell me you need me
You’re like a human post-it note
Reminding me to live
Waiting for you to write me words
Is this what it’s like waiting to die
It’s raining outside
But it’s wetter right here
While I’m thinking of you
Whose long overdue
To be deep inside
As it rains outside