I really enjoy this poem. 1 is gorgeous, not a word is out of place. 2 reminds me of how our taste buds evolve and how we are encouraged to try a food we dislike every seven years - sometimes the tongue changes its mind. 8 is so raw and honest and completely wonderful. 9 leaves me thinking way past its end. But what I love most about this poem is how everything comes together. How the sections are small individual poems and yet the whole of it is stitched together with beautiful purpose.
I also liked the way you engage the senses. I found myself missing the olfactory part and kind of hoped it would come up. And I wonder how it would look if you played with placement of the sections. You have a winning hand as is but sometimes shuffling the cards makes us see a new combination.
As for your question of spoken word - it's possible. Personally though, I enjoy the structure of it all... which might take a back seat if we were to only focus on the cadence.
Thank you for sharing this with us.