you want me sweet by Vanessa Maki

 
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you want me sweet 

“I'll never glow the way that you glow”

- Fiona Apple 

my mouth won’t ever have sugar / dripping out of it / that’ll never be me / & be honest / you just want me sweet / to make up for the sour / you just want me sweet / to make up for the bitter fucking taste / to make up for / the fact / that I can’t come off / as sugary sweet / not like you / & there I go again / setting you high / above me / all over again / as if you’ve become a skyscraper / while I’m a casual bystander / romanticizing the heights / that you reach / you tell me you understand / that you really understand / what sour is really like / not sure that I believe it / not at this time / so tell me darling / do you want me sweet for me? / or do you want me sweet for you? 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Vanessa Maki is a queer writer, artist & blk feminist. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in a variety of places. She's a columnist for Pussy Magic. Find her on twitterinstagram & visit her site

(Pronouns: she/her)