Florilegium Archive · Papercuts and Scribbles

February 2023 – The Sweetest Remedy

Poem inspired by The Sweetest Remedy by Jane Igharo

Spitting lies, 
and cheap lines,
offering both moral 
support and combative defense
with a fierceness most grown women 
don’t have.

Live for today and let tomorrow 
worry about itself.
Disguise her loneliness as something else -
sealed in DNA, 
rooted in the deepest parts of her.

It’s up to us 
to decide who we want to be.
and simply 
too sweet to let go.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s