Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap: a bowl of oranges

Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap: a bowl of oranges
Jenean C Gilstrap

Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap: a bowl of oranges

Naranjas y limones by Julio Romero de Torres

Naranjas y limones by Julio Romero de Torres

a bowl of oranges

oh so you want

my sweet nothin’s

whispered in your ear

in the midnight hours

of your desire

‘n you want them

whisperin’s served up

like a bowl

of ripe juicy oranges

peeled apart

sections spread


like you want

my legs laid out

before you

on the stained blanket

of your imagination

‘n you want

my sweet words

floatin’ ‘round you

like lightnin’ bugs’

glowin’ glimmers of hope

on a hot summer night

in the

deep south

of your mind

all steamy

‘n sultry

‘n drippin’

liquid heat

as we dance

the dance

‘n then

you wanna

take my sweet

nothin’s ‘n

my soft whisperin’s

‘n my waiting legs

‘n my

sweet sweet



warp them

discard them

like all them

orange peelin’s

ground into

the floor

of nowhere

by your dirty feet

as your

sticky wet fingers

pen a love letter

to her

to her!


let me

whisper just one

more sweet nothin’

into your wanton ear

my dear

go fuck yourself


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Jenean C Gilstrap

Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they make their way from her heart to pen to paper. Her art work involves both photography and mixed media on large canvasses. She is a weekly featured poet in Yareah Magazine where her works have appeared for more than a year. Her piece The Granite God was the winning poem in Painted Bride Quarterly Sidebar #12 [2012]. Her work has been featured in performance poetry theatrical productions in Louisiana and her short story, Retribution, published in the Helicon Literary Magazine there. She and her gypsywomanworld blog are included as character/story elements in Ghost Key, the fictional work of award-winning author Trish MacGregor. Her first volume of poetry [2013], words unspoken, is available in both paperback and on kindle at amazon. She currently divides her time between her home in Louisiana and the east coast as she completes her second volume of poetry to be published in 2013.

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