Showing posts with label The Things We Do For Love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Things We Do For Love. Show all posts

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sugar


Street Posts, Seattle, WA.  Image © 2013 Jennifer Wagner


 
 
when your spindles turned
to char-
coal,
you wiped your eye-
lashes
and turned your hair crimson, cocoa,
blonde, black

melting in the freeze;
you, a candy in the dish,
purple and licked,
true confections on the tip
of your tongue

giving kisses
cold-
er than
they’ve draw you
in the lines
of your cheekbones
and jaw-
dropping curves

the ones
 no one keeps
past
yesterday

but still
you try to be, to do
everything they want

turning bucks
and, when honest, at your heart,
feel something
you’ve heard
is akin to love



Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner