Too Sweet

I never noticed the wallpaper
until we took the furniture
out of their bedroom.
I would have said the walls
were painted tan or grey or green,
not all those flowers repeated
around the room,
not the nosegay bouquet,
not the cerulean dreams
my mother must
have thought so cheery.

And you can still smell
the too sweet perfume too,
still winding down the stairs,
still protesting existence.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

3 thoughts on “Too Sweet

  1. Thanks John. I never quite realized it, but returning to a poem is the ultimate compliment, isn’t it?

  2. This is a good’un. Simple and moving. The details are both particular to this unique poem and typical of every reader’s experience.
    Congratulations Jim – it’s one I’ll return to.
    (Just bung the ‘i’ in ‘painted’).

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