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Assorted Candies

by Chris Sorrenti

    In words
I stand naked before the world
    no shame
    no embarrassment
my destiny fulfilling itself
firmly planted in emotional surroundings
    empirical osmosis
    geometric explosion
reaching outward on pages and pages
    a special candy
plucked from this world
    so beautiful
    so dangerous
and if you’re the kind who’s curious
come taste my candies
    some bitter
    some sweet

© 1993

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Author's Note: The opening poem to namesake collection. Published in the chapbook, Executive Sweet, A Collection of Poetry by TOPS (The Ontario Poetry Society) Executives, May 2007, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 978-0-9783371-2-4

Posted on 04/23/2014
Copyright © 2022 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/25/14 at 02:38 PM

Significant analogy. You tell it as you see it.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 05/02/14 at 12:32 PM

a lovely ode, Chris and if I may add, words are emissaries for poets and they would stand naked and unashamed before the world which would take them all in, unexpurgated to the nines. whereas poets, the dispatchers of such emissaries might have their reservations about standing so naked, nevertheless we commend words for being fearless, and the dispatchers of such, albeit their reservations, and who will be so reserved or begrudging, as to not bless the poem, which is both bitter and sweet and all other sensical considerations in between?

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