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Fig Meant at Ion's

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Fig Meant at Ion's

I wander into this dark, misTearYous room
—and there he was...and wow! What a Fig!

He with the long, lustRuse hair 
sitting at a corner table, nursing a cup of hot cocoa. 
Dang. He has better hair than I do!

“I’m  a  gin at  Ion’s,” were his first words spoken.
“I’m  a  gin at  Ion’s.” And then sighlens.

I was trying to look through his lens, and figure out his sighs
when he utters, “I can see you are number—“

“Huh? I am number what? I don’t see any lines here..."

“Ah, yes you are, as I was... NumBer as in more than numb.”


He definitely got me, he with the misTearYous eyes
so I sit down and ask him what he means
(but I refused to ask how he saw through my numbity)

“What do you mean that you are a gin? And where is Ion’s?”

“Exactly just that. I’m a gin at Ion’s. A di*k t’Eve.”

He tells me that Ion’s is nowhere, everywhere and knowhere,
of how anyone who takes even a sip of that gin can hold on to it— 
too much, so much so, as to lose that grip on ReAhhlity...

I ask him what he does there. 
Seemingly one word, two meanings— "aMuse," says he... 

He reveals he is also part-tickles, part abs-tackles
then he also exhails at wind ‘o pains, 
to fog or clear up views and relayshunships
But oh! How at one point he felt tieurd, of how he had so many callUses—
numb, tired of how it reCurse, of always being called upon, of being used


Been used So many times, he didn’t know who he was anymore...
a Duke at Ion’s, a con’s front at Ion’s,
an ex pecked at Ion’s, a lucid at Ion’s, a rebel at Ion’s...
oddly enough, even if he has been ‘d sign at Ion’s, 
he still felt blahtantly invisible,
even if he wore only a V-bra at Ion’s! 
He chalks everything up to exPeerience, and has learned from it.
And that's why he's also known as a sensei at Ion’s (his personal favorite)

He says even if he can go beyond infinity, he—
he stops (ah gain!) and yes, there it sneaked in... Sighlens.

Telling me through the void, through his sighs, through his lens
To close my eyes, and figYour out myself. And then I do...

ReAhhlieZing how much I could relate,
how I have been in DenyAll of my possiBElities. 
It is all a matter of perSpeck'tEve, of looking at each tiny speck of life,
of creating something from each of it, entire universes even—boundless

How odd that I myself felt like I'm a gin at Ion's...
Addictive, yes so I best be careful with where I take it.
I oh!pen my eyes and the fig meant to show me ReAhhlity had gone...

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  1. Date: 3/30/2012 7:01:00 AM
    It was even better reading it the second time, Nikko. There are just a few I am not sure on. Going to soupmail with them.

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 6:55:00 AM
    ok, per your request, I'm going to go thru the phrases that I could easily get and soupmail you!! You had many cute ones in here, probably a few I didn't guess though. I think I am such a left brained person, it's hard for me to get things that are enigmatic!!

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 11:58:00 AM
    clever write here, Nikko. I must admit, it took several reads for me to get the word imagination, LOL great fun

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 9:26:00 PM
    nikko, some of it I didn't get but most of it I DID get unbelievably. hahaha. Maybe the most important thing I did NOT get was what the FIG was ION's supposed to be? It's the main word and I know it must have some other meaning like all the clever things here have. yet it's one of the few i don't get!! This reminds me of the way Chris writes. he has really rubbed off on you. hahaha. a very fun poem. Is it by chance for Deb's contest?

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 12:29:00 PM
    Hi Nikko! wow, I've read this poem a few times and how cool how you made this work, I really like it! Hope you are doing well! Love Alexa

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 10:22:00 AM
    BRRRRRRRR does that help a little??? lol Ok its official... Wilma is the "Cape Town Honey" and your are "Nikko The Sweet"... two honor studens at Poetry Soup High... hugs for you Nikko the Sweet....

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 9:45:00 AM
    This is why you are one of the best here on Soup... Flirt 101 mmmmm I see lots of subsitute teachers here to guest speak ,, mostly our Cape Town Honey lol... luv to you Nikko and wishing you a COLD SPELL SONN,,,,, MJF

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 4:35:00 PM
    You are brilliant on this subjects nikko, well done. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Funny-bunny, this is fantastically clever! Not sure exactly wot Kirby's tastes in poetry are, but I think you out-did my own attempt at this contest. Love the wacky dialogue going on. Fig Meant at Ion's is a blast!

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 11:04:00 AM
    I'm trying to figYourout bitByebeIt your twisted my brains lady :) and an smiling and Speck YouLatethink hehehe :)

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 2:53:00 AM
    err, luckily the music was a little loud in the office so I don't think anybody heard me :D crazy indeed hey?

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 2:26:00 AM
    lol, silly me just said it out loud very fast.. If I end up in the madhouse it is all your fault.. Ps: you are right, it does sound that way hehe... I just took out 3 lines to make it more innocent.. @ least I hope (*-*) *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 2:04:00 AM
    Epicfunny????hmmm now you have me wondering about ReAhhlity Missy ??? you had me laughing out loud here at work with this one.. I really had a blast reading this one!! btw did you see I edited that thing? :D I was being a good girl lol.. it is not as hot anymore, thank you for the title :) *mwahugs*

    P.iNk Avatar binibining P.iNk
    Date: 3/23/2012 2:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Because it's so hot over here... I need an ice pack :D that or I am getting a headache, having you all foncused :D
    Neels Avatar Wilma Neels
    Date: 3/23/2012 2:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Why would you need ICE???? *foncused*
  1. Date: 3/22/2012 4:36:00 PM
    You should be a short story writer, dear! You can turn anything into brillo-lense! ha ha...I am keeping toes and fingers crossed for this entry! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 3:38:00 PM
    Soup Mail!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 2:06:00 PM
    For the Joyce contest, yes? LOVE IT! Some faves: Relayshunships (perfect), Sighlens (crafty lil Nikko!) Ex PEER ience (sublime!)... I hope this is way up there, if this IS for Kirby's. Just awesome, dudette. Glad I stopped by. Hugs, Cyndi

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 1:10:00 PM
    Nikko, this is brilliant... :) It is sad and funny and true?? So well written... fig meant -- love it... A di*k t’Eve -- love it even more!!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:24:00 PM
    Brilliant, Nikko! I tried one of these, and it really fell short so I ended up deleting it. Ha Ha! Your story is mysterious as the sighlens... Enjoyed! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Haha! Well I am not exactly sure what "What a fig!" can connote for you, but yeah for me something akin to "Sweet!" or something... just an impressive compliment that I kind of had to make up (I think! Is this an existing expression? I don't know) :D-- Had to edit this poem though...since character limit didn't allow a lengthier post, lol. Thus the same reason for me rambling away here... :D