Edible Doll

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United – Weekly Scribblings #:  Red Fruit
(posted by Sanaa)
“Hello everyone and welcome to another round of Weekly Scribblings! Many Poets have written about fruit over the years whether it’s apples, oranges or figs. And why not? Where would Poetry be without fruit? It would be like Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost.’ But not just any fruit — delicious, mouth-watering red fruit!”

“Your challenge today is to write while inspired by red fruit. Fruit as a metaphor, analogy, a persisting idiom, as a symbol or even as eroticism. Feel free to interpret this challenge in any manner that suits your tastes, preferences, interests, or desires.” 

We are building
an edible doll
to savor. Every
part will be sweet
and juicy, memorable
like a well-lived life.

Her eyes are bright
cranberries, slightly
tart. Blood orange
lips can be squeezed,
and sipped–an elixir,
like a well-lived life.

Her long smooth red
pepper neck glistens
as you slide your fingers
along the hollow of
her throat, warm
like a well-lived life.

Her breasts are ruby
red grapefruits–succulent,
tangy–with raised red cherry
nipples, round and wild,
like a well-lived life.
An extraordinary edible doll



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Edible Doll

  1. Jim says:

    A fruit lady to go with your snow man. Great!! The slim pepper neck seems the most erotic even though I don’t eat them.

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  2. Helen says:

    Food for thought, Sara. Yummy.

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  3. bokeh dots says:

    This is really quite brilliant. The title alone is captivating. I wish I’d thought of it myself. Next thing you know, it’ll be on the shelf at Walmart for a million dollars.


  4. What a startling yet delicious (sic) fantasy! Or did it really happen? Either way, I love the pertinent details and the refrain about a well-lived life.


  5. Mike Bayles says:

    I like this poem, Sarah. Good going.


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