Monday, February 10, 2020

"The Powdered Sugar Donut" published

This poem about love was published in the Feb. 2020 issue of Your Country Neighbor. The photo only appears here.


The Powdered Sugar Donut ❤
By Janet Sobczyk, 2020



She didn’t know
how could she? 
of my aversion


powdered sugar donuts
so sweet 
too sweet in fact

puff of powder 
‘tween teeth 
makes me shiver

fine white flakes 
dust shirt 
stick to fingers

but more than textures
the memory 
vivid from youth

my half-eaten donut
filled with 
tiny black ants!

still don’t touch ‘em
how could I? 
why would I?

until special daughter 
picks one 
smiling just for me.


how could I not?
innocent eyes 
I eat it for love.




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