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I can feel it
In the back of my mouth
Like a mystery flavor
Hard to define
Sweet and syrupy
Too sweet
Too syrupy
Like molasses
Dripp

i

n

g

Down my throat
Like sickly medicinal
Red liquid
Grandmother once
Forced down the tunnel
Like a plane crash landing
In your mouth

“Don't open wide!
It's a trick!”

I know this taste.
I know this flavor.

It's the aftertaste … of a lie

Sitting thickly (so sweet, so sickly)

Like a wad of guilt

Ready to expose me

Because:
The last thing said was
The lie that I told was
What I didn't really mean was

I love you.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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beautifulspiritThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2012 at 7:40 am
Cool poem~ I like the title, "The Food Critic." It works!
 
Inksplotch said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 12:54 pm
This is great (: I love the way you wrote this - fantastic. Keep it up!
 
Anonymous_7 said...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Amazing! I love how you wrote this! Especially the Dripping part! Nice job.
 
Anonymous_7 replied...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm
Would you mind commenting/rating my work? Thanks!
 
LeahCBryant said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 10:08 am
Nice work! Very well written. God bless you!
 
CupCake023 said...
Nov. 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm
I like this poem very well done =)
 
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