you are a caramel apple sucker,
the kind i always savor at halloween.

sweet for so long i start to forget that
there's something under the caramel coating:
bitterness that seeps through when i least expect.

and darling, it works for the candy,
but i can't stand it with you.

(oh, i fell in love with the sweetness-
did i fall in love with only a small part of you?)

AN: you don't smile like this summer.