23. THE SUCKERS

Annie likes suckers,
Anise suckers.
Annie’s anise
suckers
color her kisses
a sticky anise taste.
And when the milky sweetness,
with all the anise flavor,
rolls back down Annie’s throat…
She is in heaven.

For only a few pennies,
Annie
Buys her anise
Suckers.
They’re the same color as her huge eyes,
the color of happy days.

Annie likes suckers,
Anise suckers.
Annie’s anise
Suckers
color her kisses
a sticky anise taste.
When there’s nothing left upon her tongue,
but a wrinkled wooden stick.
She moves so fast her legs reach up to her neck,
goes running back to the drugstore.

For only a few pennies,
Annie
Buys her anise
Suckers.
They’re the same color as her huge eyes
The color of happy days.

When all the gooey sweetness
with all the anise flavor,
rolls back down Annie’s throat…
She is in heaven.