Poem – “Strawberry – Saccharide”

Strawberry – Saccharide

Stalking sourness of the stomach
Twine my pores with precious poison
Rattle the brittle strips of my bones
All of my teeth are chunks of aspartame
Withering to null, organ by organ
But I feel sublime bliss in my mind
Emaciated at heart, starved of love
Reaching into the strawberry jar again –
Rotting so sweetly, my nails drop off
Yes… it doesn’t make me happy as it used to

© S. M. Shuford 2018
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