Candy Man

It was tiny and smooth
Like me, he said
held still in his fingers
like me
It’s magic, he said
it will take you away
so I believed
Sleep, he said
it’s only a game
you don’t need to know
how to play
It’s a secret, he said
and the bitter taste faded
but the new scars remained

~ ~ ~

© W.R.R. 11/14/1992

About W.R.R.

Bipolar & survivor of incest/child sex abuse and adult male rape; bisexual, polyamorist, poet/writer/advocate & married father of four. View all posts by W.R.R.

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