A man makes love the way he eats, you
always devoured the daal
like a starving animal, thick fingers
yellowed with turmeric pinching
the steaming naan, over-ripened
lips slick with the juices of burst
lentils. Afterward, you did the same
to me, tearing at my flesh, hungry
and never sated. For years
I watched you suck and lap
up everything laid before you
and I realized I would never be
enough to satisfy you.
Jessica Tyner is from Oregon USA, a member of the Cherokee Nation, and has been a writer for ten years. Currently, a travel writer with Yahoo!, the entertainment columnist for Hound the Press, and a contributing editor at New York’s Thalo Magazine. She has recently published short fiction in India’s Out of Print Magazine and poetry in Slow Trains Literary Journal, Straylight Magazine, Solo Press, and Glint Literary Journal. Her first novel has been picked up by Swift Publishing House. She enjoys teaching yoga and has a bad habit of collecting first editions.