“I Should Know Better” (poem with candy in it) (mine).

I Should Know Better

I grow my own food
& make my own pickles

I make my own yogurt
I make tomato sauce from scratch

but every time I leave a hardware store
a video store a country store a magazine shop

I want to put a quarter
into that crusty candy dispenser

selling Mike & Ike’s (which I don’t even like)
or peanut peanut M&Ms or Skittles

I know that candy has been in there for years
But I just want that one small handful

of cheap & attainable sweetness
I can’t help it

I want those candies
I want them bad

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2 thoughts on ““I Should Know Better” (poem with candy in it) (mine).

  1. I love your parentheticals! I hesitate to think what our professors might say about them; especially Glover Davis, hahaaa, I dunno about Sandra– but I for one, wholeheartedly endorse your continued and liberal use of parentheses!

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