Sugar Skin

– for David

Benedict Yeo- The Prayer

Benedict Yeo- The Prayer

By Angela Johnson

You have the most intoxicating smell.

It’s delicious in its beauty.
Warm and inviting, heavenly.
Soft to the touch, appealing, gloriously magnificent–
You’ve got sugar skin.

When I close my eyes and inhale that smell, all my senses come alive.

It’s the morning dew,
the white cloud in the clear sky
and honey sweet smelling in the bee hive –
you’ve got sugar skin.

It’s the aroma,
the taste, the touch, and the smell
that pulls me from the Earth,
makes my heart beat go mad,
and my knees go weak…. you’ve got sugar skin.


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