Breaking the Diet

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If I've chosen to break my diet for you, you had better be there

Submitted: October 22, 2017

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I’ve been good

My diet’s been working

But now

I need something sweet

 

And it can’t just be

Anything

It has to be special

Like fucking vanilla ice cream

 

The soft serve

Not the processed kind

But it’s 1 am

And nothing’s open

 

I can settle for taste

So long as it’s ice cream

McDonald’s, you’re my only hope

 

And as I drive up,

I order

Tasting the creaminess

On my tongue

Running down my throat

The shivers I endure

In the winter cold

From pleasure and not

The lack of heat

 

But they don’t have it

Their machine –

It’s broken

 

And I sit there

For just a moment

Before pulling away

Hoping they can’t see

My disappointment

 

I had gathered the courage

To break my resolve

To eat something sweet

And you didn’t have it

 

The one thing I wanted

The one thing I craved

What are you here for?

If not to satisfy me?

 

I was making a choice

To break the rules

And you didn’t even

Have the forbidden fruit

 

What’s wrong with you?

 

And now I’ll suffer for

Anything sweet

Just because you

Didn’t have what I needed

When I needed it

 

And inside I’m crying

Because I’m now

Not only breaking the rules

But deciding that all the rules

Can go to hell

 

What was once a craving

For a small ice cream

Is now the desire

To gorge on all ice cream

Candies

And sweets

 

And so help me

And my diet

And it’s all because

You didn’t have my

Forbidden fruit. 


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