How To Skin A Peach
Hold the peach like you’re spooned
behind your lover, cradling their breast
in your hand, gently pulse it,
is the peach ripe-soft-enough to eat?
Rinse a wash cloth in warm water
then gently rub off the fuzzy fuzz.
Dimple in the nipple end, lift it
to your nose, sniff that aroma —
like behind the ear of your lover
washing their hair in the rain.
Oh, to skin a peach is really like
touching the skin of your lover — if
their back, wherever, is a milky way of freckles
and beauty marks, then give them kisses,
peachy kisses to light up the heart;
Oh, to skin a peach you can
teeth-tease-back a curl of yellow skin, lick,
bite into the flesh of it all —
Oh! Going to far. Yes! You don’t need to
really skin a peach, but as with your lover,
taste, enjoy, peach, flesh, skin and all.