A Dissolving Life

A Dissolving Life

A Poem by Justin E
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When he turned four years old, his mother asked him what kind of cake he wanted
And he said strawberry because it was yummy
And his three friends came over because they cared for him
And the cake dissolved suddenly in their mouths
But he had a smile on his face because he was happy

When he turned thirteen years old, his mother asked him what kind of cake he wanted 
And he said chocolate because everyone loves chocolate
And two of his friends came over because the third one had moved away
And the cake dissolved quickly in their mouths
But he had a grin on his face because he was content

When he turned eighteen years old, his mother asked him what kind of cake he wanted
And he said plain because life was bland
And one of his friends came over because the second one had a girlfriend
And the cake dissolved slowly in their mouths
But he did not have an expression on his face because he expected it all 

When he turned twenty-four years old, his mother did not ask him what kind of cake he wanted
Because she was dead
And none of his friends came over because the first one had forgotten about him
And the gun did not dissolve in his mouth
But he had a smile on his face as he fell to the floor

© 2016 Justin E


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Added on February 21, 2016
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