Sweet Talker by Cassie Lewis

sits on your tongue like saliva,
rolls off your tongue like words,
drips from your lips like
a lover’s kiss,
pools in your well-travelled eyes
like tears,
cascades down your back
like sweat on a summer’s day,
wafts off your body like cologne.
Makes its way up to my nasal cavities,
smells like lust,
smells like flowers.
Feels like a temporary high,
has the same effect as intoxication.
If I wake up tomorrow with a hangover,
I promise I won’t be




Cassie Lewis is a 21-year-old English and psychology student from Adelaide. She is in love with words and the ocean. You can find more of her poetry on her blog: moreghostthangirl.tumblr.com.

Cassie Lewis
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.


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