Arrayed on a glittering tray,
I greeted your smart-suited guests,
You didn't recognize me at first,
I was blushing so hard.
Disguised in a way,
You'd never seen me before,
I watched your delicate mouth form
As you laughed off the rumors about our
Reaching for a slice, you were
unprepared for my reaction,
I had never surrendered in the time we
Thick veins of Passion erupted in your
Bathing acid between teeth, as you
assembled your smile.
Your teeth were old veterans,
Nostalgic for action,
But your stomach alerted,
Your feet to the door.
Sponges absorb your blood like a liver,
The tidy incisions make delightful proud
No one suspects it is you in the
No one has heard our heaving and
I present your transparent heart,
As a jellyfish delicacy.
Surrounded by pools of grape fruit,
herbs and salt,
But you return to me untouched by your
More conscious of your faults.
Your hysteria excites me,
It arouses my apetite,
I promise to keep you safe forever,
In a place I'll know is right.
K. Eltinať is a
twenty-two year old poet from Sudan, who
has been writing from a young age. He
has been recognized mostly for poetry,
but is currently working on a novel
titled "The Allumeuse" a masked
autobiography, about accepting change
and realizing self worth. Previous poems
that have appeared in Chantarelle's
Notebook have been taken from his latest
anthology titled "Identity Crisis" which
is being published as the only anthology
written in English by a Sudanese writer,
as part of the Khartoum Capital of
Arabic Culture (2005) Publications.