she is so much craving–
rainbow wrapped
tooth-aching sweet vacuum
easily swallowed

paid passage to
those red licorice whip lips
stings instead of kisses
and unwrapped

the release melts
to stain hands
with stickiness
some call sin

won’t wash off
no matter how hard
the scrubbing

you leave
still hungry
though full of those
empty calories

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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14 Responses to candy

  1. And additives too… Such temptation! πŸ˜‰

  2. Alice Keys says:

    This is another of your clear-sighted character portraits in verse. Keep it up.

  3. deanabo says:

    Perfect read after all the candy I ate yesterday.

  4. Candy and poetry go together don’t they?? πŸ˜‰ nicely done Ms S.

  5. nelle says:

    Although I ate no candy, such a vicarious journey.

  6. on my 2nd read through…I see what you are saying (some days I’m not too sharp on the pick up) perhaps I should have read the tags 1st 😦

  7. the power of addiction painted in strongly scented colors…and the hollowness in yielding described with a strong dose of guilt and sin!

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