you lay claim to me,

body, soul and spirit

with your pheromone of spice

but I am not the receptacle of

the scent of your lust

I chose for my body citrus: lemon, lime, and orange

cinnamon makes me sneeze and itch – an allergy

to spices and to your sense of control

Guess I took a contrarian approach to the wonderfully sensual words of Michael Ondaatje. A writer, poet, person I truly do admire. Thanks for sharing him! mlmm sunday writing prompt: the cinnamon peeler by Michael Ondaatje.