A Poem by Beth Elaina

A few too many poppyseed muffins, perhaps? This is actually one of my favorite pieces, because of its imagery and personal significance. Interpretations, anyone?



Where do you turn
When the only joy is in your pain
And all the sunlight falls like rain
All around you it cascades
And it burns
Oh, sweet poison
Like peaches and cream
I dream about living
But I'm living in dreams
This bittersweet burden
In my possession
Is a blessing, a curse
My obsession

© 2008 Beth Elaina

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While poppy seed muffins are indeed lovely, nothing this beautiful could possibly have been spawned by opiates. Truth is beauty, beauty is truth. That said...Beautiful.

Posted 15 Years Ago

It speaks volumes. Love.

Posted 15 Years Ago

Still as beautiful as the first time I read it...

And I don't think you had too many poppy seed muffins. :)

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on February 12, 2008


Beth Elaina
Beth Elaina

Portland, OR

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