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Sweetness: a Poem That Tastes Like Memories and New Beginnings

Teodora is a bilingual writer. She is the author of two books, a poetry volume and a collection of short stories.

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She smiles and presses her lips against the mirror –

she tastes her reflection

sweet

like cotton candy on a summer afternoon

like dainty dragon-shaped clouds

like syrupy giggles at the end of dad’s jokes

like sugar-coated dreams that tickle the roof of your mouth

like the rum-scented romance novel she used to read in secret

like her mom’s honeyed apple pie

like that first marzipan kiss under a weeping willow

like a small luscious drop of wine on her nightgown

like a ring tucked away in her old coat pocket

like her cheeks suddenly turning strawberry-red

like her heart beating faster and faster

like the room getting smaller

and

smaller

sweet like...

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