Empty Calories

Sugar in the wounds
Sugar on the scabs
Sugar in the eyes
Sugar through the blood

Sugar in the chocolate
Sugar on the tongue
Sugar in the bread
Sugar from the lips

but the bones need minerals
else they become brittle

and the potion must be bitter
if it’s brewed to truly heal

Sugar in the sermons
Sugar on the mountain
Sugar in the oranges
Sugar through the teeth

spit into the dirt
where all good seeds must grow

planted in the soil
with candy and herbs alike

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