she is so much craving–
tooth-aching sweet vacuum
paid passage to
those red licorice whip lips
stings instead of kisses
the release melts
to stain hands
some call sin
won’t wash off
no matter how hard
though full of those
And additives too… Such temptation! 😉
🙂 Yes! I was trying to figure out how to add food coloring here.
This is another of your clear-sighted character portraits in verse. Keep it up.
Thank you, Alice.
Perfect read after all the candy I ate yesterday.
Know what you mean–too much of a bad thing never adds up to a good thing, does it? 😉
Candy and poetry go together don’t they?? 😉 nicely done Ms S.
Thanks, Jen. This is really about paid for sex and cheap thrills–all wrapped up in something as innocent as candy 😉
Although I ate no candy, such a vicarious journey.
Thanks so much, Nelle.
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 😦
Heh–I was thinking I needed to be clearer 😉
the power of addiction painted in strongly scented colors…and the hollowness in yielding described with a strong dose of guilt and sin!
Noel, thank you. You got this one 😉