Hemingway’s wife

Would you make love to my words

As I lick the sweat from your skin

The sweet nectar of your being

Each forbidden kiss is a question

A question that you cannot answer

As you follow the answers down my spine

Digging your nails into my back

Scratching the skin

Marks that rewrite the future

Making me call Death by its name

As I scream yours

To take me to heaven


  1. Have you read The Paris Wife – a semi autobiographical account of Hemmingway’s first wife – Hadley Richardson? It is brilliant. Though from the poem it felt like you were talking about the the second one.

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