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Blue Cotton Candy - Janelle Finamore

The day dissolves in my mouth like cotton candy finding it’s peaceful end

Hesitant to believe that this never ending day would actually conclude

Trapped in a permanent wet tongue

Down slimy throat, intestinal shame

A life of toilet and drains and shit water!?

When it had once been so light, so airy, so sugary sweet.

And so pretty.

Once so cheap and disease-less

Warless and free.


Janelle Finamore is a musician, poet, and teacher located in Orange County, CA. Most recently, her work appeared in Sad Girls Lit, Poet Magazine, Humans of the World, A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Arlijo, Academy of the Heart&Mind, Ariel Chart, Literary Yard, Spillwords, and others. Janelle was Poet of the Month for Moon Tide Press and her fairy tale “The Girl Who Stuck Out Like a Sore Thumb” was published in Bohemia magazine. She is also an active member of various poetry workshops. Her chapbook “The Power of Silly Putty and Lipstick Kisses” is available on Amazon. Janelle has featured her book in poetry venues in California including The Ugly Mug and others.


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