Hard Candy

I mourn for the loss

of my technicolored world

full of cartooned bunnies.

Now all I have are bits

of caramel candies

in paper white wrappers

of hand drawn rabbits.

They taste too sweet on my tongue

and leave a bitter aftertaste in my throat.

I eat them anyway

savoring its richness

but also knowing that it would

never be the same as with the ones

I used to watch in the commercials.

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