What melts on swollen tongues?
Is it spun sugar, scented candles,
or spiced rum?
These things don't melt away
they cake around your gums,
Sugar glazed enamel tastes of candied
Scented candles mold to rotting roots.
Spiced rum spends away the sentiment
of your trauma bank, certain memories
only relived so many times.
What soothes swelling gums?
Is it the ice sweating out a thousand cold
shoulders, the mawkish weight of empathy,
or best yet, Alceste's faulty philanthropy?
Does anything sell your pain down the river?
Won't you ever answer back for what you
Will you ever apologize to your liver?