April is Poetry Month: Crazy About Her Shrimp by Charles Simic

April is Poetry Month: Crazy About Her Shrimp by Charles Simic

Crazy About Her Shrimp We don't even take time To come up for air. We keep our mouths full and busy Eating bread and cheese And smooching in between. No sooner have we made love Than we are back in the kitchen. While I chop the hot peppers, She grins at me And stirs the shrimp on the stove. How good the wine tastes That has run red Out of a laughing mouth! Down her chin And on to her naked tits. "I'm getting fat," she says, Turning this way and that way Before the mirror. "I'm crazy about her shrimp!' I shout to the gods above.
- Charles Simic, The Voice at 3:00 A.M. : Selected Late and New Poems, 2003 (Thanks, Stacey!)
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