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The more I resist


The more I obsess,


It’s overpowering and heady,


Enthrallingly tempting


What do I do now?


Like candy just left out in the open


No one will ever know


If I take only one


Though I really want the whole bowl


 


 I can’t risk being caught


There is too much at stake


I don’t want this to be on the record


Of the many mistakes I’ve made


 


My mind stages a show of puppets


“What-if’s and maybes” like marionettes


A torturous game


Of possibility and regret


For a moment, I manage to let go


Then it sneaks up while I’m defenseless


Catching me and setting my world aglow


 


I plot and I plan and I fight


But exhaustively admit


I’m in a web of my own making


And the harder I struggle,


The more tangled I get


 


I can’t stop the temptation


Like an addict with one more drink


Stealing it just one more time


For a rush to the heart and cheeks flushed with wild pink

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