I had to do an assignment in my intro to poetry class where we used a first line of a popular poet’s poetry and had to build on it.
The line I choose was I take off my shirt, I show you… (Carolyn Forche, Taking Off My Clothes)
I take off my shirt, I show you my soul.
The silence tastes like salt water.
Can you handle my everything?
Or were you too stuck on my sweetness shaped like breasts,
What I offer you is much more then the shirt that hit the floor
Its the unexplainable goodness that most never taste
(copyrighted. Don’t steal)