This book of poetry is a journey of self, sailing over a tumultuous sea of desire.
Sometimes you are forced to hold it in. Immeasurable love, a desire so intense that it threatens to consume everything. Sweet Delicious Agony is split into three parts: aching, hurting, and rising. When it comes to love, sometimes you need to ache, then ache so much that it hurts, before you can finally rise.
but make me wait;
force me to contain the madness
let the pressure build;
make me swallow my own words
make me take back everything i said about waiting
make it so that any moment now
i’ll snap and lose control
Yesenia Faye grew up in the belly of New York City. Her parents being immigrants, Yesenia has always felt as if she belonged to different worlds, caught between different tides. Whether it was her role as a good daughter or as a free woman, a good student or a sneaky lover, knee trembling lust or rib shattering love, an Asian or an American, Yesenia could never stick to one thing at a time.
While studying for her BA in History, she found herself between her minors in Classics and Creative Writing. She loves burying her nose in books and pretending the rest of the world is fiction for a while. Through her writing, she aims to bring that fiction to life. Poetry has always come second nature for her, reflecting her fragmented place in the world.