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Sweet as Candy: A Novel in Verse

By @Madison


A rather heavy word to throw around

Don’t you think?

Forever is a mighty long time

And, yet

So often do we use the word that guarantees its permanence

For the smallest of things.

Though it’s hard to make a promise of any of these things

I can’t help but daydream about the promise of ‘always’ myself.

Maybe Izzy and Alex will always love each other

And she’ll always make him his beloved chigetti.

Maybe my mother will always be a stranger

And I’ll always wonder about her

Without getting solid answers to the questions I silently ask.

Maybe Todd and I will always fool around on the weekends

Without ever getting caught

Or getting hurt in any way.


I’m saying ‘yeah, right’ on that last one.

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