5 Days Till Tonic

5 Days Till Tonic

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Sunset Buttercups by Joni N

Women are well-accustomed

to walking on eggshells,

bombshells treading heavy

on glass-shards;

nails driven deep into their heels;

to the marrow,

splintering.

Straps don’t cushion the blow,

and neither do the chandeliers

hanging from your lobes.

They drag down both hemispheres

into this sad, open

vulnerable

watermelon, going bad on hot cement.

All the kids that wanted it

scrunch up their noses.

What good is a melon

gone bad?