“Only If I Could” and “My Only Weakness” by Vina Padron Gaddis

Posted: January 5, 2014 in Vol. 4: Fall Essays 2013

Only If I Could

I could scream loudly

if only I had a voice.

I could rage intensely

if only I had an opinion.

I could cry all night

if only I had a heart.

I could laugh all day

if only I had a breath.

I could smile brightly

if only I had you.

But I don’t. I won’t. I can’t.

Feel- you tell me.

If only I could.

chocolateMy Only Weakness 

 A natural aphrodisiac

you intoxicate, hypnotize, and ooze

 all over my fingertips

a warm spread

my lips


to devour

silky thickness

resting on my tongue

lingering down my throat

creamy concoction come

 here again

in my mouth

so you can just melt

so I can drink you

overdose on your sweetness

 semi, dark or white

sometimes bittersweet

but no nut

you are

my only weakness


Written for Dr. David N. Odhiambo’s ENG 313: Creative Writing



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