The Bland Quality of Parlor Sweets

August 1, 2011
By lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"...I wish none of this had happened." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

I move
in slow motion,
for I have fallen into
I fell with the ginger
crumbs, as they were
scraped from your favorite
china plate.
You threw the crumbs
away, but you
did not know
that I was on the plate too,
curled up and sleeping
on a painted tea rose.
So I fell too,
scraped away
by the butter knife
and now I am
stuck in a tub
of molasses.
What I can't
is how you did not
see me.
You saw the crumbs
of the ginger snaps.
At least you know
where they are-
even if it is
the garbage bin.
But you've lost me,
and cannot find me,
and I cannot get
to show you
that I am still here.

The author's comments:
To be ignored, or forgotten about, until it is too late, and you are wanted, but unreachable.

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