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Bittersweet

May 26, 2007

I lie languid,
staring at ceilings,
taking comfort
in a box of
chocolate
hearts
that look like
up-ended butts:
full and smooth
until
it is snapped
across the middle,
raining sweet
jagged pieces
into my mouth,
dissolving
like aspirin
and scarring
my tongue.

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6 comments

  1. Gosh you’re pretty.

    I like this poem a lot. The language is simple, which is my preference, and it paints a clear picture with few words. Upended butts indeed. Very nice.

    I was in the Philippines recently, by the way, though I really didn’t get to see any of it.


  2. Great poem
    what imagery, broken chocolate butts that melt in your mouth…


  3. Smiling at the image of chocolate hearts “looking like upended butts.” 🙂


  4. “chocolate hearts that look like up-ended butts:…”

    I never would have thought of chocolate hearts like that. it is definitely a different view on something that would otherwise represent vert little else.

    Those words in themselves have enough impact to create the poem, but the addition of everything else, as in “dissolving like aspirin and scarring my tongue,” that addition creates a very powerful piece. good job.


  5. your poetry is beautiful….can you tell me where you found the bubble in your sidebar that says: I am going to be busy for the next three months…
    I like it!!!

    Susan in italy


  6. […] I lie languid, staring at ceilings, taking comfort in a box of chocolate hearts that look like up-ended butts: full and smooth until it is snapped across the middle, raining sweet jagged pieces into my mouth, dissolving like aspirin and scarring my tongue. Rate this Poem @ GotPoetry.com … Read More […]



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