Monday, July 23, 2007

Minatamis


Sinfully glazed
With warm sugar
Cubed bananas
Sit lap-to-lap
Overlapped
Competing for my
Attention

I pinched the topmost
Piece with the fork
In my hand
Some juice squirting

I bit it
Tasting the
Coffee-colored
Lava that dripped
Enveloping the
Little banana
Boulders under

It was hard
Not to close my eyes
As I savored each bite
Thick with glory

There seemed to be
Little children
Crawling around
My tongue
Depositing
The sugary sauce
All over my mouth
Before it dives
Down my throat

Then after that
My taste buds waited
For the next shot
Of those cubed friends
Sitting quietly
Though sugarly-drenched

And for the first time
After I received
That plateful
My eyes darted
A little upward

And then, and there,
I realized,
A more blatant kind
Of sweetness

Luring me
To go closer

It sat across
Smiling
And reviving
That sugary taste
Left in my mouth.





*I was inspired by the free saucer of minatamis I got his lunch(Thank you Red!). I actually ate it slowly so as to make sure that I use the right words to describe how it felt. Then I added a little teaspoonful of love. The words were scattered in my head all throughout the day and it was only tonight that I finally "finished" it. I was also inspired by the poetry-reading activity of Davao Writers Guild before lunch. Another ispiration also, was the fact that I had lechon for lunch. And I had a hellish exam after lunch. And everything else that involves lunch---my seventh most favorite meal of the day :)

5 comments:

tina said...

nice one. :P

niknok said...

sarap! fave ko yang minatamis na yan! huhhu

Eden said...

yum yum~! nice pic...haha sana meron din dito niyan

Peppermint Streak said...

weee. just came back from cebu. :)

btw, do you find "Minatamis" erotic? hahaha someone said it got him hot. *whistle*

lea said...

SHEMS. :| Nagcrave tuloy ako sa minatamis na saging. T_T