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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bittersweet

Rating: 5.0
It’s been too long since I’ve confessed
Too far behind the curve to even guess
How old I was, how late I am
For this message to come out
I’ve seen my actions left far away
I’ve seen that man not acting my way
But the more I lie, the less I care
What is wrong with me? ! ?

I was so in love with you
I couldn’t wait to get back to our house
And smile away all the lies
As if they were lice to delouse

(I had my hand in the sugar jar
And felt around with such a vigor
Surprise myself when out came a woman
Then licked the sugar at my fingers)

It’s no surprise that at your presence
The nerves eat away at my firm grip
The sugar no longer is with me
But there’s my sweet kiss upon your lips
(And imagine my surprise at the taste
Of grapefruit juice that we don’t drink)
To then realize what you had done
The love that you once had was then just gone…

But how can I blame you?
Isn’t that just what I’ve done?
(The lies I’ve told were plenty
And what’s one more to save our son
From seeing our bittersweet ending
Of what good would come of that?)
Then I could bare the taste some more
If we both decide to snack.
Anderson Greenwald
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