My hungry heart

Feasted on sweet thoughts of you,

Infatuated, insatiable appetite,

My one source of sustenance

In unfamiliar territory.

Lapping up your words

And devouring

Indistinct images of your face:

Watchful, protective,

Distant, screen-framed.

Constantly craving,

Obsessed, addicted

To your sugar-coated self,


Concealing a sour centre.


Emma Hyde, age 26, 28/02/2017

via Daily Prompt: Center

It only occurred to me at the end of writing this poem that I could link it perfectly to yesterday’s Daily Prompt (albeit with the English spelling, of course!).

The cake photograph is yet another from the Lake District, a café in Pooley Bridge. It was as delicious as it looks!

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