by eloisehendy

 memory cud
 tastes bitter black
 bilious glue fat
 mouthed not swallowed
 gummed
 stuck between teeth
 get   out
 get   out
 no spitting up this
 foul    ooze
 tongue coated with tar
- at first
 regorged
 return
 dry heaved
     up
 (is it chewing
     on
     me?)
 tanin tang toned
     down
 lose its bite
 brown liquid seepage
 sharpness dulled
 dumbed   down
     down
 again
 up      again
 tongue coat clings
 cant shake
     off
 slick sediment
 sickness
 yet -
 fading fluid
 washed cleaner
 clearer
 puddle stained
 to barely
     there
 at all
 a shadow
 the stain
 do you forget
 dark histories
 do they dim
 do you get
     over
 the taste
 does the bitter
 bitter
 bile
 get better
 or bittersweet
 (the shadow)
 (a stain)
 will it ever be
 sweet
 will it ever be
 swallowed
 the scent offends
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