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A SUCKER I AM NOT

Dark red cherry Lifesaver
too gradually dissolves on my tongue
comforting burst of flavor
awakes fond thoughts, of when I was young

Recalling grammar school gift exchanges
when above all others was prized
a book, when opened, reveals no pages
instead twelve rolls of candy inside

Rather than savor each sweet, round confection
prolonged by sucking each piece to its end
I'd hasten consumption by mastication
book too soon emptied, none shared with a friend

Many decades passed, now with wisdom imbued
ostensibly possessed with great self-control
disk popped in my mouth with a crunch quickly chewed
in no time at all Iíve exhausted the roll
Gahddess_Worship
Written by Gahddess_Worship
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Partially composed on the bus downtown while enjoying a Lifesaver. Remember the Lifesaver, sweet story book? A commentary on my and societies appetite for immediate satisfaction touching intimacy,...
Partially composed on the bus downtown while enjoying a Lifesaver. Remember the Lifesaver, sweet story book? A commentary on my and societies appetite for immediate satisfaction touching intimacy, food, entertainment, information etc.
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