oh how you whispered
sweet honeyed lies in my ear
now you’ve left and
you say:
‘girl, you’ll learn to love again’

let me swallow these sickly sweet
saccharine pills
candy-coated lips and
sugar-crusted tongue
belly full
left unsatisfied

wanting more because
it’s something
anything at all
better than being

tara caribou | ©2020

Read more like this in my poetry book, Fallen Star Rising.

18 Comments on “Saccharine

  1. One of the worst I’ve heard is, I want you to be happy with someone.
    Um. Fuck you.
    You were that someone asshole
    Lol, yeah I get a little annoyed and immature

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