Carnival of Lonely

salt water taffy
Photo by rachelakelso (Flickr)


I taste the tainted silence

crimson irony rusting 

spewed saline seed 

cinnamon bittersweet lies

mingling of spiced regret

dried on drenched sheets

my tears, loser’s cheer wine


I taste a prairie wind absence

wildflower wishes wasted

cotton candy clouds unspun 

eagle’s freedom grounded

acid rain memories redundant

soaked in cigarettes and coffee

our kisses, heartbroken salt taffy




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