November 20, 2013

Slimy Sucker

"Candy" by Parshotam Lal Tandon
The little worm slowly and painfully dies
As I penetrate its outer disguise.
Eaten bit by bit, three by three
Chomp                                    Chomp                                    Swish                          Swish
Slimy sections slide silently
                                          into
                                             the
                                              dark
                                               abyss.
I’m sure by now no life still lingers
In its squishy tail I roll between my fingers.
My eyes dance and glimmer and scoff
At the shiny end where I just bit off.
Before its utter destruction, I pause
Then into my mouth the last bit draws.



I wrote this poem as an assignment my sophomore year of high school. We were told to describe what it felt like eating a gummy worm.