Smooth

on

Warm as melted chocolate,
On the roof of your mouth,
Sensory overload.

Smooth as a pebble by the sea,
Flattened by the power of the tides,
The moon, the sun.

Strong as a diamond,
Glistening under even a single ray of light,
Cutting edge design.

Beautiful as a sunset,
Slowly invading the horizon,
Cautiously making its way across clouds and sky.

Final as the last piece of cake on your plate,
Crumbling at the edges,
Forks discarded by its side.

Neglected as a withering plant,
Desperate and thirsty,
Silently waiting for its next drink.

Patient as a sick man,
In a hospital waiting room,
Whitened knuckles holding onto medical reports.

Tired as a mainstream tune,
Once at the top of the charts,
Now repetetive, overplayed.

Rhythmic as an overused washing machine,
A click at one half-spin,
Crack at the next.

Faithful as a pet dog,
Growling at strangers,
Tail wagging, rapid, a blur.

Joyful as friends singing happy birthday,
Off-key voices blending,
Rising above the crackle of candles.

Warm as melted chocolate,
On the roof of your mouth,
Sensory overload.

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