Written at the Perfume and Poetry workshop at Lush as part of Everybody’s Reading Festival, later performed at Find the Right Words. Based on Lust by Gorilla Perfume.
Just because someone won’t touch you
— someone who really likes you —
never assume that no one else will,
never assume that the world ain’t your oyster.
Stand up and walk, carry that smell around
like a train on a dress,
like a train on its way
to everlasting success.
Like the tail of a dragon
who is ready, just ready,
always ready to fight.
Keep on carrying that smell
like a tale you won’t tell
but that you and the world will remember forever.
A blush on their cheeks,
a secretive wink,
a furtive kiss or two in the dark.
But above all things you, you, you and you
since you are yours and I am mine
and our love will not tear us apart.