Fragrance Poetry Inspired by Side Effect from Initio.
Examining every move on our date,
I studied you sitting opposite me.
I had a slice of vanilla-rum cake.
You were content with cinnamon candies.
I now had courage to say how I felt,
But thoughts were like tobacco in my mouth.
My stomach only became more upset
The longer I refused to spit them out.
I knew my words would be strong and shocking,
But I had hoped they would settle sweetly.
“. . .I love You. . .”
But your affection was like your candy.
Before long, it dissolved away from me.
A side effect of false confidences –
Words still linger in the back of your mouth.
But don’t think that I need condolences.
Because now I’m fearless to speak my heart!