“Ariadne Invites Dionysius to Kiss Her” by Jane Beal

Constellation of Kisses

My poem, “Ariadne Invites Dionysius to Kiss Her,” now appears in the poetry anthology,  A Constellation of Kisses, ed. Diane Lockwood (West Caldwell, NJ: Terrapin Books, 2019), 21.

ARIADNE INVITES DIONYSIUS TO KISS HER

I know one of the Maenads
gave you a massage today – I am not jealous.

I know you’re eating chocolate cake
that may be better than sex.

Come over here
with that chocolate in your mouth

and let me kiss you, Dionysius –
let’s kiss with our mouths open!

jb