Cotton candy makes me sick,
Pink strings of seething sweetness that asphyxiate you
I remember you taking me to the first carnival I ever went to, an echo of light all around us
Fluorescent halos of happiness encasing our bodies
A night adorned with candlelight, a marriage of colors black with gold
I saw much of the candles and night within us. Opposites in perfect coexistence
Rivers of light flowed from your eyes
As you looked at that stall with the candy
And my love swaddled heart longed to swaddle yours too
So I told you I liked cotton candy as much as you do
Now every carnival I will ever go to will taste sickly sweet on my tongue,
Affixed between the threads of your cotton candy lies
The taste of you mixed with the candy, both so sweet they give me a stomachache
An ache you would never understand because you have a sweet tooth and I wasn’t sugary enough for you.
Still, my love compelled heart longed to love yours too
I made myself like cotton candy for you.