I once bought chocolates

From a place I've never been

carried it all back

as my mind carried a scene

of family around the table

sharing bites of foreign taste

But now, eight months later

they're all going to waste

I once bought chocolates

thinking I bought smiles with them

while sweetness burns my throat

and all chocolates now taste the same

even the sweet ones are bitter

'cause I wasn't eating treats

I was swallowing the disappointment

that's growing on me like weeds

Know that when I texted mom

to bring those goobs from the fridge

and she never protested

my breathing painfully hitch

I used to love chocolates

but these days I don't want any

If my chocolates are this unwanted

what does that say about me?


◄ Shipwrecked

My Haikus from the trip to Switzerland ►


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Raj Ferds

Sun 11th Aug 2019 17:37

Good effort Kwan.
I used to live here but then went away to go within. I'm back now and it's great to see new talent.

Keep writing.

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